A clear blue sky greeted us today for the final finishing touches. We placed the large white felt letters into the semi-circle with the word “Pozieres” and the year 1916 underneath. The words “LEST WE FORGET” adorned with the knitted poppies created the border at the front.
Canadians, Erin Leslie and his son have shown a keen interest in the work being done on the display. They flew over the unfinished display on Monday in their vintage Broussard plane with the twin tail and wanted to fly over it again when it was finished, so they proudly buzzed us as we all madly waved back cheering.
Preparations are now underway to organise the town helpers for traffic logistics and Barry and Von are busy finalising their speeches and all the run sheets for the events.
Father Keith Dalby who will be officiating at the Pozieres Memorial Park Remembrance service presented the mayor the second of four volumes of “Rallying the troops” biographies of the men who fought between 1914-1918 from the Ku-ring-gai local government area and was put together by the Ku-ring-gai Historical Society.
The parishioners of the church of St. Johns of Gordon have made 20 handmade cross-stitched church kneelers which will be donated to the Pozieres church during Sundays service.
The countdown to the 100 year commemoration on 23 July is now on…