Digital poppies engage youth

The Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia.
The Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia. © Moller

AUSTRALIANS at home or overseas can pay tribute this Remembrance Day (November 11) by downloading a digital poppy to their mobile phones, thanks to the RSL’s use of digital media.

Laidley RSL Sub-branch president Mike Nowlan said this was the first time the distinctive red poppy, a symbol for those who served and died for their country, has been available via the web and mobile sites.

“For every poppy purchased as a donation at, another is planted in an online Field of Remembrance.

“People can also write a personal tribute on a Wall of Remembrance, which is a unique way for all Australians to come together and remember those who have died in war,” he said.

“Mobile phones are commonplace today, especially among young people, and it is hoped the digital poppy and Wall of Remembrance will help to bridge the generational gap of awareness regarding Remembrance Day and what it stands for.”

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