Crowds gather as the “‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” art installation is illuminated at the Tower of London November 9, 2014. The installation of over 888,000 red ceramic poppies was created by artist Paul Cummins, each poppy representing a British or colonial fatality during World War One. REUTERS/Neil Hall (BRITAIN – Tags: TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)
PenrithCouncil approved a Poppy Park to commemorate fallen Diggers in the lead-up to Anzac Day in 2015.
People can subscribe to be assigned a fallen soldier to remember.
That soldier’s name and serial number will be printed on a poppy planted in the field behind judges car park and on Anzac Day the person will then pick that soldier’s poppy.
Remember a Soldier Ltd is organising the remembrance.
One poppy for each recorded casualty at the Australian War Memorial, 102,787 in total, will be allocated to a subscribing individual up to the Anzac commemoration on April 25, 2015.
There will be a subscriber fee.
Any money left over after the project will be donated to the Penrith RSL sub-branch and Legacy. The inspiration for the project came after seeing the English tribute of poppies flowing from the Tower of London (pictured).
Visit: poppypark.org.au, which will be live from January 1.
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