Field of Honour
In 2019, the Field of Honour was held on ANZAC Day, and 26, 27 and 28 April at Kurri Kurri Cemetery. It is planned to hold the event each ANZAC Day, with next year’s event on 25 and 26 April 2020.
The Field of Honour involved the temporary installation of Australian flags on the graves of returned diggers. The event was held to coincide with ANZAC Day in order to pay respect to those that served.
The display was visited by large crowds attracted to the Kurri Kurri Cemetery over the four days. It was truly an amazing site to see 250 flags waving in the breeze above the graves of the diggers. The response from the general public and the families of diggers was overwhelming positive.
The display was coordinated by Towns With Heart Inc in conjunction with the Coalfields Heritage Group, and took thousands of hours of research and organisation by the volunteers of these organisations. The event was also supported by the Kurri Kurri RSL Sub branch and several other community groups.
During the four days, several more graves of diggers were identified.