Department of Veterans' Affairs
This video focuses on wreaths as a commemorative symbol to help us honour and remember people who have died in war. Wreaths are often laid at ceremonies and memorials during such commemorative services on special days, such as Anzac Day and Remembrance Day. The video is part of a series developed to support our Here They Come—A Day to Remember picture book and animated video, designed for lower primary school students.
Flowers that are woven into shapes like circles are called wreaths.
The word wreath means to twist.
The flowers are twisted into a shape, just like this one I have here.
In our story Roslyn lays a wreath at the memorial.
Since ancient times wreaths have been used to help us honour those who died in war.
On Anzac Day we bring wreaths to lay at memorials.
They help us remember those who gave their lives.
A wreath is held in 2 hands and is gently laid as a symbol of commemoration.
And that means to honour and remember.
Who do you think Roslyn was thinking about when she laid her wreath?
Yes, I think she was thinking about her dad too.