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Plant Your Poppy - Remembrance Day 2012

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The red poppy has become symbolic of Remembrance Day, celebrated on November 11. Wearing the poppy is a sign of respect and a way of saying that our soldiers' memories and legacy will not be forgotten.

At plantyourpoppy.org there is a virtual garden waiting to be planted full of poppies. It's the perfect way to get involved in Remembrance Day if you can't attend a service.

Part of the Victorian RSL's Poppy Appeal, the interactive website let's you plant your virtual poppy in the garden, and leave your name and a message or share a story about what Remembrance Day means to you. Or you can simply write Lest We Forget. There is also the option to add a personal photo, maybe of a loved one who served for Australia. Or you can plant a poppy anonymously too.

Already, the garden is growing with hundreds of people planting their poppies and adding their personal messages. You can read others' messages and stories by clicking on a poppy.

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It's very easy to plant your poppy, you just select (with your cursor) a free spot in the virtual garden and are then a pop-up box prompts you to enter your message.

Planting a poppy is free, but there's an option to donate to the RSL too.

Remembrance Day is celebrated on the 11th of November each year. If you can't make it to a service honouring Australia's service men and women, plantyourpoppy.org is one way to share in the day.

For details on Remembrance Day services in Melbourne, see here.
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Why? To mark Remembrance Day 2012, plant a poppy at plantyourpoppy.org
When: Until November 11
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