Poppy Appeal 2019
Poppy Day 12 April 2019
Service to New Zealand often comes with some sacrifice. Most of the time this is seen as a personal sacrifice, yet the impact is also felt intensely by family members. Sometimes lasting across many generations.
For the 2019 Poppy Appeal we remember the ‘whole sacrifice’ that was made and is still being made by today's NZDF personnel and their families.
This year's theme has 3 key messages:
1. Families are impacted by service too.
As a result of service to NZ, many Veterans and their families can endure ongoing hardship when they return and / or transition from serving. For dependants and partners the negative impact can be significant.
2. It’s likely you have a history or a connection to service somewhere.
Take the time to discover and share it! We encourage people to explore their own connection to New Zealand’s military service and history.
3. The RSA supports all service personnel and their families.
In the last five years the RSA have built a nationwide, comprehensive and effective support services network that provides funding and support for serving and ex-service personnel and their families in need. Last year alone, this volunteer network recorded over 20,000 welfare interactions and literally saved lives in the process.