Our friends at the Australian War Animal Memorial Organisation (AWAMO) are very excited to announce the first ever Australian War Animal Day!
Federal MP Scott Buccholz has announced the 24th of February as the Australian War Animal Day! This will be a national day of remembrance to commemorate the deeds and sacrifices of our war animals.
We often, and rightly so, as a community pause to remember those brave Australian men and woman who have sacrificed it all for our country.
Throughout history, in war and in peacetime, animals and mankind have worked alongside each other.
Animals have served our nation in war as beasts of burden, messengers, protectors, mascots, and friends.
“I’m wearing this red and purple poppy pin gifted to me by Australian War Animal Memorial Organisation Inc. The purple poppy symbolises all animals who have died during conflict.
It’s a great honour, on behalf of the Australian War Animal Memorial Organisation in Federal Parliament to dedicate the 24th February 2019 as the first National Day for War Animals in Australia,” said MP Scott Buccholz.
On the 24th of February every year Australian’s will be able to pause and pay tribute to those animals who have served our country in war time and peace time.
From the United Kingdom to New Zealand, countries right around the world honour Australian War Animals with a national day, and now Australia can join that honour.
To quote the Australian War Animal Memorial Organisation: “Australian war animals have demonstrated true valour and an enduring partnership with humans. The bond is unbreakable, their sacrifice great”
Wear a purple poppy for Australian War Animal Day
On 24th February proudly display a Purple Poppy to show your support for our War Animals, both past and present. Buy a purple poppy or the red and purple poppy pin via https://www.purplepoppies.com.au/.