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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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Launch Day

I cannot believe how quickly that time went. Today was the launch of our amazing tribute to the Fallen of WWI on the lawns of the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.  Nearly six years in the making, and just as … Continue reading

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At times it felt like we would never make it …

And then all of a sudden we are here. Day one of planting has been amazing and quite surreal. When you have worked towards something for such a long time, and then it is upon you … you feel strange … Continue reading

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All Roads Lead to Rome ….

Or in our case … all roads lead to the Australian War Memorial. If you have heard this story before and had enough, look away now. Marg and I, almost from day 1, were determined that our little memorial project … Continue reading

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13 Days, 01 Hour, 40 Minutes, 34 Secondsk

And counting. Not long now. This time next week, the truck will be loaded with our precious poppies and ready to go. The advance team will be in Canberra from 24 September for groundworks and then on Saturday 29 September … Continue reading

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42 Days, 16 minutes, 37 seconds and counting …

As I begin to write this … my countdown app on my phone tells me it’s 42 days, 16 minutes and 37 seconds to planting at the AWM. It’s such a long way from when we met with Dr. Brendan … Continue reading

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