Students from Frensham and Oxley College and school volunteered their time over the school holidays to help honour fallen service men and women going as far back as the Boar War.
Dressed in school uniforms, students and teachers placed flags on the graves of known soldiers in cemeteries across the Highlands ahead of ANZAC Day in partnership with local charity, 'Honour our Fallen'.
'Honour our Fallen' aims to place a flag on all known graves of fallen service men and women.
Inspired by a trip to America where veterans were honoured and respected, Richard McCarthy came back from his holiday determined to remember and honour fallen servicemen and women.
And he did so with 'Honour Our Fallen', a local charity group that was started in the Southern Highlands just prior to ANZAC day last year.
Helping Richard to achieve this, is a number of schools in the Highlands and across Australia.
"It's an annual event we started here in the Highlands. Schools in the area place flags on the graves of fallen defence personnel just prior to ANZAC day and withdraw the flags the weekend after," he said.
"We've had great support from the local schools who come out in uniform over the school holidays, which is rare, I wouldn't have done it when I was their age."
Oxley College's head girl Jemima Taylor, volunteered her time to pay respect to those who came before her.
"It's an important way to keep the sacrifice fresh in my mind. It's a time of reflection and to think about the conflict in out world and as reminder to keep the peace," she said.
Also in attendance from Oxley College was James Doughty who chose to honour the fallen on his birthday.
"It's the least I can do to honour the sacrifices and people before me, a lot of them were boys my age," he said.
This sentiment is echoed by John Stead, treasurer of Honour our Fallen, who was helping schools place flags across various cemeteries.
"It is wonderful to have the volunteers from the schools to help out on the day. They have a real enthusiasm for the task and they share snippets about the people whose graves they place the flags on," he said.
"Without [the teachers] to gather the volunteers together on their days off also, none of this would happen. We thank them deeply for their help."
The program has grown from cemeteries in the Southern Highlands to across the nation, with approximately 6000 flags placed by schools and community groups in 85 cemeteries across six states and the ACT.
The flags used at Welby and Bowral cemetery were kindly donated by Mitagong RSL who have sponsored 'Honour our Fallen'.