Remember a Soldier – Poppy Park

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Remember a Soldier – Poppy Park

Poppy Park is a vision of Remember A Soldier organisation, to commemorate the sacrifice of over 102,000 soldiers who have given their life in campaigns from Sudan in 1885 to present day Afghanistan, to uphold freedom in our country.

This commemorative park is to be established in Judges Park Penrith from 21st March-29th April 2015 and will cover 2000sqm. Poppies will be symbolically displayed to form the shape of a giant poppy with the name of each fallen hero attached to the stem.

Access to the park will be via Woodriff St (East side) and The Broadway (Westside) with a Single Poppy costing $9.95, Family Pack $39.95 (4 Poppies), Business Pack $99.95 (10 Poppies) and Century Pack $995.00 (100 Poppies). Poppies may be purchased from www.poppypark.org.au, with proceeds going to Penrith RSL sub-Branch and Legacy.

This is an opportunity for Australians to honour our fallen soldiers with the commemorative symbol of WWI, the Poppy. Owen and Mark Rogers from Remember A Soldier organisation hope this will be the first of many poppy parks throughout Australia and are asking for volunteers to assist with this special project, which is being supported by Penrith City Council and Penrith CBD Corp. The official launch will be during the Penrith Festival.

If you would like to volunteer or find out more information please visit www.poppypark.org.au

By |2016-10-16T11:53:54+00:00January 13th, 2015|News, Penrith RSL sub-Branch|2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Robyn Champion 20/04/2016 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    I would love to purchase a poppy for my Uncle who died in Gallipoli.
    His name is Oliver James OSBORN born in 1891 and died 2nd May 1915.
    I did purchase a poppy last year for Christopher Stanley Wallis HICKS but would dearly love to have one for Uncle Oliver if his poppy has not already been purchased.
    Thank you

    • Bernie Atkinson 24/04/2016 at 8:04 am - Reply

      The poppies are not being sold by the RSL you will need to visit http://www.poppypark.org.au and submit your request there. Poppypark to date has donated $100,000 to Legacy and the RSL.

      Regards
      Bernie Atkinson

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