Sunday 11th November 2018 will mark the centenary of the Armistice which brought an end to The Great War of 1914 - 1918. November is a significant month for the RSL and includes our Poppy Appeal and Remembrance Day.
The Field of Remembrance features thousands of crosses planted in the lawns adjacent to Government House, Adelaide. The crosses are planted by Veteran Associations and school students.
The Poppy Appeal raises funds for the RSL to deliver services for Veterans and their families. In line with that mood, the appeal provides financial support for programs:
- RSL Active – supporting former members of the Armed Services in their transition from military to civilian life.
- Operation K9 – assistance dogs for veterans experiencing stress-related conditions.
- The RSL Virtual War Memorial - over 600,000 profiles of men and women who served.
Poppies are available for sale from RSL Sub-Branches across South Australia, Northern Territory and Broken Hill. RSL also has national partnerships with Woolworths and Officeworks who sell poppies on our behalf – significant relationships that assist our fundraising efforts.
In Adelaide we have the support of serving personnel from the Australian Defence Force who donate their time to sell poppies.
Services are conducted in metropolitan and country areas and details on services and activities will be available closer to the time.
We are very pleased to be working with the City of Adelaide who support our Remembrance Day Service and collections in city streets. We also thank the sporting organisations who support the Poppy Appeal each year.We thank everyone who supports the RSL and our Poppy Appeal during November. If you have a family member who served in the military you may be interested in adding their profile to the RSL Virtual War Memorial.