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Armistice Poppy installation

Sunday 11 November to Friday 16 November

PRICES

Free

WHEN

Sun 11 November to Fri 16 November

WHERE

Memorial Park

320 large-scale poppies, painted by students from local intermediate schools, will be placed around the cenotaph at Memorial Park for the commemoration of the centenary of Armistice Day at 11am on 11 November.

This moving tribute is a collaboration between Tauranga City Council, The Incubator Creative Hub and schools in Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty with the poppies providing an emotive setting for the marking of the centenary of Armistice Day.

Students have recreated the poppies that lay amongst the fallen soldiers who died whilst fighting for their country’s rights. They have used a bright red colour to represent the blood of the wounded and dead soldiers. Each poppy has been made unique like all the soldiers on the battlefields risking their lives for the generations to come.

Come together and commemorate Armistice Day on 11 November at Memorial Park with a minute silence, 320 poppies and the 109 white crosses.


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