Where: Great Southern Memorial Park, 1774-1794 Mt Cotton Road, Carbrook, Qld 4130
When: 24th April, 2019 at 10.30am
Details: A moving ceremony conducted by not-for-profit charity Honour Our Fallen in partnerships with students of Faith Lutheran College, who will place Australian flags on the memorials in the Serviceman and Woman’s Section at Great Southern Memorial Park.
A beautiful flag planting ceremony will take place from 10.30am on 24th April 2019 at Great Southern Memorial Park in memory of the Australian and New Zealand service men and women who have served and died in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.
On the day, members of the Redlands RSL in partnership with Faith Lutheran College will place flags on the memorials of service men and women resting in the park.
“The placing of flags will provide a moment for remembrance, gratitude and thankfulness to these Australian heroes”. says Janine Hone, Location Manager of Great Southern Memorial Park. “We are humbled to be able to reverently pay respects to these service men and women and continue to honour their legacy”.
ANZAC Day was created to remember the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, known as the ANZACs who participated in the Gallipoli campaign, the first Australian engagement World War One. Since then it has gone on to encompass all Australians and New Zealanders who have served their country and become a part of our cultural identities. “ANZAC Day is far more than another public holiday; at its core it’s about celebrating what’s great about Australia and being Australian, which we owe largely to the men and women who bravely served their country”, says Janine Hone.
The flag placing ceremony was devised by the founder of ‘Honour our Fallen’ – Richard McCarthy OAM, as part of its mission to plant flags on the memorials of every Australian who served their nation in all conflicts and theatres since the Boer War. It does this in partnership with school students who research and locate ex-Service personnel graves in their local area. It was really designed to say “Thank you for your Service” and recognise the memory of our Defence Force personnel who have served our country.
Mr McCarthy has expressed his thankfulness to Great Southern Memorial Park for hosting this important event and would like to encourage all veteran groups, historical, community, ex-Service associations and schools through member newsletters, and individual families and friends of deceased veterans, to complete a simple ‘Flag Request’ form to assist him in his research and commemorative activities.
For more information on Great Southern Memorial Park visit: www.greatsoutherncrem.com.au