Anzac Day flowers in Ballarat a respectful tributeMarch 30 2018
Anzac Day is only a few weeks away and many people will pay their respects by laying wreaths at dawn services in Ballarat and surrounding districts.
If you are looking for beautiful Anzac Day flowers in Ballarat, turn to our experienced team at Stems Flower Market for your floral tribute.
This year marks 100 years since the end of World War One, a conflict that claimed many Australian lives and impacted heavily on those who served and survived.
When the call came for people to fight in the conflict, Ballarat region’s citizens answered, enlisting and shipping out to war zones overseas. Their names and stories should not be forgotten.
John ‘Jock’ William Henderson is one such name. As a 19-year-old farmer, he swiftly enlisted at Broadmeadows, became a member of the 4th Light Horse Regiment – C Squadron and served at Gallipoli and on the Western Front.
He sent home dozens of letters and postcards to his mother during this time and also wrote to his father.
On his return, he went back to the land as a solidier settler at Waubra, a small farming community north west of Ballarat. He and his brother Charles were driving forces in establishing a Ballarat branch of the Returned Sailors and Soldiers Imperial League of Australia.
Details of Mr Henderson’s story can be found on an Anzac Centenary website that tells the remarkable stories of Victorians of all walks of life who served their country in times of conflict.
People across Australia and New Zealand will lay wreaths on April 25 and remember those who served and died. It’s a day of commemoration, where dawn services, floral wreaths, solemn marches and thoughtful speeches take place across the nation and across the Tasman Sea.
At Stems Flower Market, we understand the importance of Anzac Day flowers in Ballarat. If you are after a wreath to lay at a service, our florists can advise you on floral selection and size and create a respectful floral tribute. Perhaps you would like to include some rosemary, which is a symbol of remembrance, or poppies. Or maybe you want a wreath out of Australian natives on this important day.