Anzac Day The Purple Poppy
ANZAC Day Lest We ForgetThe Purple Poppy Pet Stays would like to remind you and All Australians and New Zealanders about not only the men and women who went to war, but also the animals. ANZAC DAY 25th April 2018. Show your respect and gratitude and remember them everyday. Every Poppy supports the Australian War Animal Memorial Organisation. Show your support and follow this link and buy a purplepoppy. www.purplepoppies.com.au/buy.php ANIMALS are put to many uses in war. Sometimes they have jobs to do — horses and donkeys used to transport soldiers and equipment. Dogs tracking, locating and carrying messages. Other animals were mascots and pets.
The “Animal” Poppy Most people are unaware that as well as the traditional red poppy worn to mark the Armistice Day of 11 November 1918, that there is also the purple poppy, remembering animals that died during conflict.To commemorate all the animal deeds and sacrifices in war, the Australian War Animal Memorial Organisation (AWAMO) has issued a purple poppy, which can be worn alongside the traditional red one. Just like other countries including the United Kingdom people are encouraged to wear the purple poppy alongside the traditional red poppy as a reminder that both humans and animals have and continue to serve.
The Australian War Animal Memorial Organisation
Throughout our nation’s history in theatres of combat around the world, animals have served and protected members of Australia’s Armed Forces.
AWAMO is a volunteer organisation made up of community members from diverse backgrounds that have the like-minded aim to recognise the deeds of animals during Australian military service and to educate the next generation of Australians to understand the sacrifices of our four legged diggers have made. Funds raised from donation and the sale of purple poppies are used by AWAMO to establishing memorials around Australia and overseas in places like France and Gallipoli to recognise the sacrifice animals have made in the aid or comfort of defence personnel. We all remember the story of Simpson and his donkey and as far back as the Boer war horses that carried our soldiers across the veldt in the Boer War. Animals continue to serve in places like Afghanistan, where explosive detection dogs and their handlers work the frontline and animals have helped soldiers cope with post-traumatic stress. Your support will help Australia’s war animals receive the recognition they deserve “Lest we forget our four legged diggers served too”. You can find more information about AWAMO here