Category Archives: 5000 Poppies

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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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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