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Remembrance

We will remember them.

Then, Now and Always.

Remembrance acknowledges the personal courage and sacrifice of those who are engaged in military and police service by activities designed to highlight and honour their commitment.

RSA works with all branches of government and communities, to ensure remembrance covers all service and conflicts.

Why do we remember service?

The rigours of service today are no different to previous conflicts, and remembering those who serve is a reminder that peace, stability and safeguarding our country's values and interest come with personal sacrifice.

How do we remember?

The Poppy Appeal, ANZAC and Armistice days are activities of national remembrance that acknowledges the men and women who have served, been injured and died in service to their country.

The RSA movement and those affiliated with us are deeply involved in many other events and commemorations – find out more about our events.

All donations go to supporting returned and service personnel, and their families.

We remember those who did not return by supporting those still with us.

What is the RSA Poppy Appeal? The RSA Poppy Appeal has been a New Zealand institution since 1922, it is New Zealand’s longest-running charity street appeal. This year the appeal is being held on Friday 16 April, the week before Anzac Day. The Poppy Appeal is the RSA’s major fund-raising drive. The...
Woman giving donation to sailor collecting for Poppy Day
The annual Poppy Appeal is the primary source of funds for the RSA’s extensive provision of support services to the service community.
Children laying poppies at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior with their father
Anzac Day is a national day of commemoration observed on 25 April each year. It commemorates those who died serving New Zealand during war while honouring returned and current servicemen and women, past and present.
Cataflaque guard at memorial
Anzac Day is observed with a community-focused remembrance service in the morning and the afternoon is traditionally a time to spend with family and friends. THE DAWN SERVICE The Dawn Service is today the most popular of the Anzac Day observances. It is timed to coincide with the initial landings...