Anzac Day Wreath


Anzac Day Wreath

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Flanders poppy is a European native that flowers in spring. It is worn on Remembrance Day. The poppies have blood-red flowers and grow naturally in disturbed soil - which meant they bloomed in abundance on Europe’s battlefields during World War One.
Rosemary has particular significance for Australians, as it is found growing wild on the Gallipoli peninsula. Traditionally, sprigs of rosemary are worn on Anzac Day on April 25: the date Australian troops landed at Gallipoli in 1915. It is also sometimes worn on Remembrance Day, November 11, the date that marks the Armistice and end of World War One in 1918.
This type of pine grows wild through the Mediterranean and once dominated the Gallipoli Peninsula. Before ANZAC troops landed in Gallipoli Cove in 1915, Turkish soldiers felled the pine trees to make shelters for the trenches they had dug around the ridges and hills. One pine remained, so this area and the ensuring battle was known as Lone Pine. Cones from these cut logs and seeds were taken by soldiers and sent home to Australia.

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