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ANZAC DAY 2019

Up early for the dawn service at my local RSL this year, I have again been reflecting on the meaning of ANZAC Day to me. I am grateful to all of you who have served and sacrificed on our behalf. … Continue reading

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Australia Day 2019

Australia Day is that day when we in Australia celebrate our nationhood. I understand that not every Australian has the same connection to the day/date, but nevertheless at this point in our history, this is our day to reflect and … Continue reading

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It’s hard to believe the year is nearly over …

My 2018 end of year message has now been uploaded.  This one is a little on the long side, so grab a cup of [insert beverage of your choice] and sit back for 10 minutes or so as I remind you … Continue reading

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It’s only words … and words are all I have

Dear fantastic and amazing 5000 Poppies team. I know that wordpress and facebook is probably not the most personal place to put this … but it is the most far reaching of all the mediums I have at my disposal … Continue reading

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Done and (almost) Dusted

What an enormous few weeks we have had at 5000 Poppies. I am in serious awe of what we have achieved and even bigger and more serious awe of the amazing team we have had behind us all the way. … Continue reading

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Not Forgotten …

We are moving forward … at a pace it feels … towards our last wave of tributes this week for Remembrance Day and the Centenary of Armistice next Sunday.  It’s been amazing and very gratifying to be able to take … Continue reading

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Counting down now to 11 November …

It’s been another whirlwind week in a series of whirlwind weeks for 5000 Poppies. Following hot on the heels of our magnificent installation at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, this week we have unveiled our next in a series … Continue reading

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