Category Archives: 5000 Poppies

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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Eight weeks and counting down …

Good morning all … we are now on our final few thousand stems for our AWM install for November … These poppies are for backups and replacements … and just in case.  Its been a mammoth job and I can’t … Continue reading

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The Countdown Continues …

Yesterday at Poppy Headquarters at the East Malvern RSL, a couple of significant milestones were met with a quiet acknowledgement of “job well done”.  Not surprisingly, I am feeling like it was a bit of an understatement (chuckling to myself … Continue reading

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It’s all quiet on the Western Front …

It feels kinda weird not to be opening mountains of mail each week at PHQ these days (sometimes in excess of 5000 poppies at a sitting), now that our poppy collection is all but  complete.  And it is so quiet … Continue reading

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Counting Down to Remembrance Day 2018 …

Well … Anzac Day came and went for us in the blink of an eye … time is moving at a pace and we are now into the final five months of creating this very special tribute for the Australian … Continue reading

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