Every year, on the 25th of April, Australia commemorates ANZAC Day as a national day of remembrance to mark the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) at Gallipoli during World War I. Laying a wreath of fresh flowers at dawn services, remembrance services and commemorative marches is the traditional way to honour those who served and died in military service.
Although ANZAC Day was originally observed to honour Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in World War I, it has now become common to pay tribute to all those who served in wars and peacekeeping operations.
If you know someone who deserves to be honoured on this day, a sympathy wreath of fresh flowers is the traditional way to do so. A floral wreath, with beautiful native Australian flowers or peaceful blooms like white roses and carnations, is a touching gesture to commemorate all those who made sacrifices to secure the future of our nation.
Besides poppies and rosemary, which are the traditional symbols of remembrance, Australian natives such as grevilleas and banksias have emerged as popular flowers for Anzac day.
The laying of floral wreaths on graves and memorials is a long-held tradition. The circular shape of the floral wreath, symbolising no beginning or end, is representative of eternity and the everlasting circle of life. In ancient Rome, victors and successful commanders were crowned with a wreath to mark their triumph. Eternity, respect and celebration of victory are just some of the sentiments that floral wreaths represent.
Whether you’re participating in a dawn service at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, the Anzac memorial in Sydney’s Hyde Park, the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, or at an RSL club, you may wish to carry a floral wreath to pay your tributes. This Anzac day, our team of expert florists at Fresh Flowers will be crafting a variety of premium floral wreaths:
- Native flowers wreath: A wreath featuring assorted native flowers from the Australian bush are the best way to pay tribute to those who made a sacrifice for our homeland. Resilient and long-lasting native flowers pair well with any commemorative parade or activity.
- A white flowers wreath: White roses symbolise sympathy while red roses are also a symbol of courage and respect. A sympathy wreath adorned with red and white roses is a touching way to honour and celebrate the Anzacs.
- A wreath of colourful carnations and gerberas: Sunny yellow clusters of gerberas, everlasting peaceful white carnations and blissful blue flowers in a wreath will add a contemporary touch to your tributes.
Fresh Flowers can deliver ANZAC day wreaths to all major Australian cities and regional areas. This ANZAC Day, remember, reflect and pay tribute to the brave in any part of Australia including:
Fresh Flowers offers same day and urgent ANZAC wreath deliveries on orders placed before 2 pm Monday-Friday and before 10 am on Saturdays. We deliver Australia-wide, so if you need help placing an order, speak to our friendly customer care team on 1300 468 373.