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Monday, 15 February 2016
Win a car and honour the Fallen at the same time....
I feel very strongly about making sure those that fought and died in service of Australia should never be forgotten. I think we need to honour their memory, and if we don't it says volumes about us as a society, and none of it good. On the whole I think we do a pretty good job and so when I find out about someone, such as the Poziere Remembrance Association Inc, and find out that they need a bit of extra help I am only too pleased to spread the word for them. The following is some information that they have passed to me and asked me to pass on.
They need your help.
Even if you are not in a position to help, perhaps you could share this post on Facebook or via email with your friends and who knows where that will lead.
THE CENTENARY OF POZIERES (2016)
In an insane Battle in July 1916, the survivors of Gallipoli, divided into the 1st, 2nd and 4th Divisions, were thrown into battle in Pozières France.
6 weeks later, all three Divisions had been destroyed, with a loss of life of 7,000 men (4,112 of whom were never found or identified) and 16,000 wounded. This is over 12% of the losses for Australia in the WW1, and it happened in only 6 weeks.
It is felt that in the last 99 years these Men have become over shadowed, with all attention thrown on Gallipoli, Villers, Brettonneux and Fromelles
The Battle has never been commemorated by Australia, is not taught in our schools, and is unknown by 90% of Australians. According to the Associations these Men have become “The Other Guys”.
The official Australian historian Charles Bean described Pozieres as being "more densely sown with Australian sacrifice than any other spot on earth", yet many Australians are unaware of the tremendous sacrifice made by the three Australian Divisions.
Please help commemorate this important occasion by purchasing a brick ($50.00) to assist to build a Memorial Park at Pozieres to these brave men who made the ultimate sacrifice.
The Park will be built on the land described above. This land is being sold on the retirement of the Farmer that owns it, and due to the fact that so many of our missing men still lie within these fields, the Association believes it is critical to protect this land into the future, and to guarantee that our men that still lie there will be able to rest undisturbed into the future.
The Pozzieres Association needs the help of 7000 Australians to make the Memorial Park a reality and to date (Jan 16) they have managed to find 1450.
The names of every person who buys a brick will be endorsed on the brick, and the brick will be used to build part of the Park. Many buyers have opted to remember relatives who fought and survived other conflicts to die in peacetime.
We are asking that you go to our web page www.pozieresremembered.com.au read what we are trying to achieve, consider buying a brick and tell all your friends.
If you want to know more, please contact Barry or Von on firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you wish to see who supports them to date - please go to http://www.pozieresremembered.com.au/pozieres-memorial-park and check the tabs on the left.
This is your opportunity to help recognize the sacrifice of these men in their Centenary, and to protect this land that is still the resting place of so many of our brave men.
As these men are being recognized by Australia for the first in 100 years, we want to make the Centenary of Pozières an unforgettable event and with you help they can achieve this.
Barry and Von have been out and about raising money wherever they can and have managed to raise enough money to cover the cost of bricks for each of the men who have been killed in Afghanistan. What a wonderful tribute to honour these modern heroes whilst honouring those that went before them. I am also humbled to say that a brick will be placed in the name of Aussie Heroes and also, even more humbling, in my name as the founder of Aussie Heroes.
Big news is that Suzuki have donated a Suzuki Celerio (Car) to give away to someone who buys a brick in the period 1 Jan 16 – 21 Apr 16.
Every brick buyer gets a ticket in the draw, and it will be drawn at the Melbourne Storm vs Warriors match on ANZAC Day.
So, please, if you can, how about buying a brick or sharing this post. Surely it can't be too hard to find a few more Aussies who can support this cause.
Til next time..................keep spreading the word and happy stitching.