Australians wear it as a symbol of remembrance for the thousands killed at Gallipoli. The Australians land on Gallipoli on 25 April, 1914, and this is now a national holiday i…n Australia, called ANZAC Day. ANZAC: Australia & New Zealand Army Corps..
Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean region. And it has a particular significance for Australians, because it's found growing wild on the Gallipoli peninsula..
For instance, it's now commonplace to wear a sprig of rosemary on ANZAC Day. According to the Australian War Memorial website, the use of rosemary as a symbol of remembrance, dates back centuries. (MORE)