Cobar Services Club has joined in an initiative that aims to individually remember all Australian fallen servicemen and women who have given their lives during war.
Over 102,000 commemorative artificial poppies were symbolically planted at Poppy Park in Penrith last April with each one having the name of a fallen hero attached to a Poppy.
When the park was dismantled the poppies were boxed up and are now on sale at various services clubs, including the Cobar Services Club.
Secretary/manager Linda Carter said she found the initiative to be very interesting and organised for the club to get on board.
“Each poppy has the name of a person who went to war but never came back,” Mrs Carter explained.
“There’s information on the back that tells you where you can look up and research them.”
Mrs Carter said part of the proceeds from the sales of the poppies go back to Poppy Park and are distributed to Legacy.
She said after the club pays for the poppies, the portion they make from sales will go towards the construction of Stage 2 of their commemorative wall to remember locals who served in World War II.