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As we head into Anzac Day 2019, Committee members of the The Headstone Project joined with Independent Candidate for Nelson @Madeleine Ogilvie President of Southern Football League Tasmania yesterday to announce that SFL Tasmania will continue their support of the Headstone Project as their Grand Final charity into the future. This is great news for the Headstone Project as it strengthens our already strong ties to SFL Tasmania and reinforces the connection between our soldiers and the AFL - the great Aussie game. Thanks again to Nightly News 7 Tasmania for their excellent coverage and commitment to our cause. They served - they deserve to be remembered. ... See MoreSee Less
Last Friday The Headstone Project joined Legacy Tasmania and the Red Cross in receiving a share of funds raised from the QVMAG Memorial Wall exhibit - a wonderful rememberence display where visitors could purchase a poppy and pin it (with a message) onto the display wall. The money received will be used directly to build and install 4 more headstones to remember returned World War 1 soldiers who lie in unmarked graves in Tasmania.
They served - they deserve to be remembered.In 2014 The Great War: Sacrifice and Shadows exhibition opened at the Museum. Due to the overwhelming public response, it was extended to last the full length of the war, closing on Armistice Day 2018.
The exhibition was sensitively curated and aimed not to glorify the war, but to focus on the many impacts of the war both at home and internationally, viewed largely through the lens of local service personnel. Within the exhibition, a space was reserved for a Memorial Wall.
Over the four years, the public wrote heart-felt notes which they pinned with a poppy to the Memorial Wall. It was an impressive and powerful visual display of remembrance, acknowledgment and thanks.
Today, City of Launceston Mayor Albert van Zetten announced that $6004 was raised through the sale of poppies and will be divided and passed on to the Red Cross, Launceston Legacy Inc. and The Headstone Project. ... See MoreSee Less
The Headstone Project is working to ensure that all WWI service personnel have their last resting place marked in a dignified manner.
Today Lynne and I visited the Carr Villa Memorial Park in Launceston to meet the workers and supporters and pay our respects at the final resting places of some fine Tasmanians and Australians. ... See MoreSee Less