Remembrance Day approaches

Remembrance Day is one of the most widely distinguished days in Australian history.
HangZhou Night Net

Northern Region’s Women’s Auxiliary state vice president Pam Faber organised a ‘Poppy Day Appeal’ stall to help promote awareness.

Lieutenant Lee Holmes and his army cadets assisted in the running of the stall, which was open from 9am to 12pm outside Woolworths shopping centre.

‘Poppy Day’ is a popular term for Remembrance Day and signifies the death of Australian soldiers in World War I.

The day was aptly named after the famous battle at Flanders Field, where red poppies grew in abundance after the bloodshed.

Proceeds from the Poppy Day Appeal were to go towards helping the Ex-services Welfare Bureau, which assists ex-services families in difficult circumstances.

A remembrance ceremony will be held at Gladstone Square on Sunday, followed by a barbecue lunch at the RSL.

Recruit Thomas Campbell, seaman Nicholas Meyers, recruit Hannah Hancock, recruit Gordon Meyers and recruit Antonio Kramer helped out at the stall on Saturday and are looking forward to participating in the function on Sunday.

This article first appeared in Hangzhou Night Net.