ANZAC Connections – The Anzac Flag Commemoration Ceremony
Come and see a special event with a difference where family and friends place flags on war veterans’ graves to commemorate their service & ultimate sacrifice. Up to 50 flags will be placed creating quite a moving sight as they join over 200 flags from earlier ceremonies. Refreshments will be served.
Brighton General Cemetery has over 20,000 military internments. As a work in progress, 250 flags will be on display at the veterans’ gravesides by the end of the ceremony. We recommend walking amongst the flags as a moving reminder of the price paid by several generations of Australians.
Light refreshments will be served, so please tell us of any food intolerances as you register for the event.
After the ceremony if you wish to visit other notable internments, a brochure will be available at the registration desk. All walkers need to be aware that the Brighton Cemetery’s 170 year old brick paths can be uneven in sections. Sensible walking shoes are recommended.
The Brighton General Cemetery commenced in 1853 with its first internment in October 1855 and is managed by the Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust. Your hosts, the Brighton Cemetorians are volunteers keen to portray the cemetery’s history and its interred & fundraise for informational grave plaques and war veterans flags.