Our purple Poppies sculpture has been installed at our Romani aged care facility in Murray Bridge, and we couldn’t be happier.
As Romani is named after the Battle of Romani where the Light Horse brigades were instrumental, it is only fitting that we have these beautiful sculptures in place.
The purple poppy is a symbol of remembrance for animals that served during war time, and every year on the 24th of February, we acknowledge the National Day for War Animals.
Throughout Australia’s military history, animals have been deployed alongside troops in times of war, serving as transport, messengers, protectors and even mascots or pets. These creatures, great and small, were dutiful, offered companionship, and demonstrated acts of bravery whilst in service – saving the lives of many Australian soldiers.
Our aged care facility, Romani in Murray Bridge, was officially opened on the 24th February in 2023, and recognises the many thousands of war horses that were deployed as part of the Australian Light Horse brigades.
Our thanks for the support of a grant from the Government of South Australia and Veterans SA to have these produced and installed by Associated Signs