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JANE PRENTICE MP, Federal Member for Ryan

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ANZAC Day - Poppy Wreaths

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

ANZAC Day - Poppy Wreaths

Flowers have traditionally been laid on graves and memorials in memory of the dead. I am often asked why I choose to lay RSL Queensland’s poppy wreaths on these occasions, instead of fresh flower wreaths.

Following the tradition set by the disabled British veterans of WWI; the wreaths I lay at memorial Services across Ryan are made by volunteers in The Brisbane Laurel Club, with membership comprising of Legacy widows, many of whom are widows of war. Legacy provides the raw materials and the Club makes the wreaths which are then sold to RSLs and the money raised goes to Legacy’s general funding which supports widows, families, defence personnel, veterans, and assists with defence members’ and veterans’ health. The purchase of these wreaths also provides funding towards RSL Queensland and their work providing assistance to veterans and their families. These wreaths are also very resilient in both hot and wet weather and the RSL can recycle them after the event.


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