• 4th Battalion Parade Ground Cemetery, Gallipoli

  • Menin Gate Last Post, Ypres

  • Rhododendron Ridge, Gallipoli

  • Tyne Cot, Belgium

  • Villers-Bretonneux, France

888,246 Poppies on the Wall

Tower of London Commemorates WW1

The First World War claimed the lives of over 16 million people, involved over 100 countries from Africa, America, Asia, Australasia and Europe and had an impact on the lives of everyone in every town and village in our country. One hundred years later, we https://www.acheterviagrafr24.com/prix-du-viagra-en-pharmacie/ are all connected to the First World War, either through our own family history or because of the way it changed the history of our communities. Across the world, nations, communities and individuals of all ages will come together to mark, commemorate and remember the lives of those who lived, fought and died in the First World War. Already at the Tower of London, there is an amazing sea of poppies being planted to help raise funds for charity. 888,246 ceramic poppies are being planted in the moat to commemorate each one of the fallen in WW1 from Britain and the Empire. They started planting on 5 August just after the centenary of the start of WW1 and the last one will be planed on 11 November this year. On both accounts it is wonderful to see that we in the UK are appreciating all who gave their lives and not focusing solely on the home nations. For those that are interested in purchasing one of the poppies, please visit https://poppies.hrp.org.uk/buy-a-poppy. There is obviously going to be a lot going on throughout Australia in the coming years to commemorate the centenary of WWI. Already a Melbourne lady has organised to knit 5000 poppies to put on display in Federation Square for the soldiers to march pass on Anzac Day 2015, which has has far exceeded her initial proposal. You can visit the Victorian government for more information at http://anzaccentenary.vic.gov.au. All states have established their own websites. We would like to thank Richard and Annette Farrimond for their fabulous contribution to the newsletter this month. We also encourage our readers to share their battlefield tour experience, personal story or news update that commemorates those who so gallantly fought at Gallipoli or the Western Front. Please email us at battlefields@boroniatravel.com.au for inclusion on our Battlefield Newsletter or on the Australian Stories section of our website. The Team at Boronia Travel Centre
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