Countdown is on…

Many meetings and preparations by many, particularly Von and Barry including the arrival of many Australians.

Today, the 20 beautiful cross-stitched church kneelers were assembled into a display by Robert and Michael Lee ready for presentation by Father Keith Dalby to the local church.  The two kneelers with the “Pozieres” name were handmade by Father Keith’s wife Alice as she knew she would be here in Pozieres and was so proud to see them presented.

Mike Lee our handyman assembled the brasserie to be used in the opening ceremony of the Pozieres Memorial Park. It will be used to burn Australian gum leaves which were kindly donated by our good friend Ned from the “Dog on the Tuckerbox” which is 5 miles from Gundagai.
These gum leaves will represent the smell of the Australian bush for our lads who rest here in the fields of Pozieres who can once again have the smell of home.

The locally handmade wheelbarrow shown in the photos featuring the red poppy which represents the Commonwealth, the cornflower representing France in remembrance of all the fallen.

A number of named crosses will be laid along with flowers by family members of the 4,112 men who remain missing and this will be the first time that they have a cross here at Pozieres altogether with their mates.  This will be a very emotional time for all the families who have travelled from afar to be at Pozieres.

Countdown is on