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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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Call to add poppies to more street signs With the official four-year commemorations of World War I ending in less than a year, comes a call for a renewed effort to recognise historic military events or brave soldiers by featuring a poppy on signposts in streets and towns around New Zealand. It comes from the Poppy Places Trust Remembrance Project which says New Zealanders have an opportunity to make sure that a generation which suffered huge casualties is not forgotten and to recognise sacrifices in other conflicts. With an estimated 3000 existing streets identified with military connections, project manager Joe Bolton has called for a major public push to leave a lasting legacy for future generations to be signposted with a red poppy. “All it takes is a request by local residents to their councils, using a process set out on the trust’s website — poppyplaces.nz — to replace or modify existing street signs with the addition of a red poppy to mark its significance.” He says the Poppy Places Trust can provide advice and support by emailing info@poppyplaces.nz and community

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All it takes is a request by local residents to their councils, using a process set out on the trust’s website — poppyplaces.nz — to replace or modify existing street signs with the addition of a red poppy to mark its significance.

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