Anzac day is tomorrow and throughout the country communities will come together to remember the sacrifice our men and women have made in wars to defend our existence as a nation.

Legacy is an organisation that is staffed by volunteers to help widows and children of veterans in the absence of a parent.

They are currently reviving a tradition of wearing a sprig of rosemary on Anzac Day as a symbol of remembrance – often the symbol of the poppy from the fields of Flanders are seen, yet in Australia it was the evocative scent of the rosemary that grew on the slopes of Gallipoli that became symbolic for our day of Remembrance.

It was all hands to the deck to get rosemary this year, as the Megalong Valley access road to the Harris farm who were donating the symbolic herb had been washed away in the recent storms.

Image: Image: Shutterstock – Rose Marinelli

Produced By: Roderick Chambers

Featured In Story: Ian Thompson – President Legacy Sydney

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 24 April 2024