ANZAC Connections – Walking Amongst The Flags
Join the Brighton Cemetorians on a guided walking tour amongst the flags that commemorate the war service of the cemetery’s interred. Interesting and harrowing stories of the military officers, enlisted soldiers, Victorian Cross recipients and war nurses will be told! Costs include afternoon tea.
Brighton General Cemetery has over 20,000 military internments. You will meet veterans from all walks of life, some acknowledged officially, others by their families. All of them are acknowledged by a flag flying proudly by their graveside. Walking amongst the flags is a moving reminder of the price paid by several generations of Australians.
Included in the cost of the walk is a light afternoon tea. So please tell us of any food intolerances as you register for the event.
All walkers need to be aware that the Brighton Cemetery is nearly 170 years old and its heritage brick paths can be uneven in sections. Sensible walking shoes are recommended.
Brighton 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 & flags acknowledging our war veterans.