The Anzac Day wreath, a traditional Laurel Teardrop Chaplet, is lovingly handmade from fresh laurel leaves and everlasting red poppies. The purple satin ribbon has LEST WE FORGET printed in gold. We find that native, red, purple and white wreaths are often laid at commemoration ceremonies, however all colours are appropriate eg Organisations and clubs may choose to use flowers in their colours. The wreath is placed at the memorial site by a representative of your organisation or school.
Order your Anzac Day Wreath tribute online or call 02 9427 8214.
(Source - https://www.awm.gov.au/commemoration/anzac-day/traditions)
“Anzac Day, 25 April, is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. “
Flowers have traditionally been laid on graves and memorials in memory of the dead. Rosemary, symbolising remembrance, is popular on Anzac Day. Laurel is also a commemorative symbol; woven into a wreath, it was used by the ancient Romans to crown victors and the brave as a mark of honour. In recent years, the poppy, strongly associated with Remembrance Day (11 November), has also become popular in wreaths on Anzac Day. “