11th November marks the anniversary of the Armistice which brought an end to The Great War of 1914 - 1918. November is a significant month for the RSL and includes Remembrance Day commemorations and our Poppy Appeal.
Remembrance Day 2020 is Wednesday 11th November. Commemorations will be conducted in metropolitan and country areas and details on services and activities will be available closer to the time (check details with local organisers.) The Adelaide service is held at the South Australian National War Memorial, corner of North Terrace and Kintore Avenue. It commences at 10:45am and is open to the public.
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 and assistance to veterans and their families. The appeal provides support for programs:
- Operation K9 – assistance dogs for veterans experiencing stress-related conditions.
- Welfare assistance - grocery vouchers, bill payment
In Adelaide we are grateful for the support of volunteers and serving personnel from the Australian Defence Force who collect for the Poppy Appeal.
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 and everyone who supports the RSL and our Poppy Appeal during the year.
If you have a family member with Active Service in the Australian military you may be interested in adding their profile to the Virtual War Memorial website