Remembrance Day 2021
Commemorating the courage and sacrifice of the Australian men and women who have served and died in times of war, our 2021 service took place around the Cross of Remembrance in Derrick Gardens, the resting place of over 4,000 returned service men and women. The Cross of Remembrance is located beneath two pine trees reputedly grown from the seeds of Lone Pine in Turkey, the site of Australia’s main war memorial in Gallipoli where the Battle of Lone Pine was fought in 1915.
Over 4,000 Australian flags laid by students from Walford Anglican School for Girls, adorned the memorial headstones of fallen soldiers in Derrick Gardens, providing a moving backdrop for the Cemetery’s annual tradition.
Led by the mounted Barossa Light Horse Historical Association, the service commenced at 10:30am with a catafalque party comprising of members of Re-enact SA, a tri-service colour party representing all three of Australia’s armed forces and accompanied by the Scotch College pipes and drums band. After the observation of the Last Post, Walford Girls choir provided a moving rendition of In Flanders Fields and our National Anthem.
View the service below: