On this day will be the official launch of the Armistice Way and Amiens Township tour guides. This project is proudly supported by the Qld government through the Qld Anzac Centenary grants program at www.qld.gov.au/anzac100.
2016 - mid Oct - mid Nov only Das Helwig Haus, 113 Mt Stirling Rd, Glen Aplin
First established in 1996, the Remembrance Field was planted to honour the memory of those young men who never made it home following World War 1. Over time, the field has become a tribute to the fallen in all wars. The Flanders Poppy has been a long time symbol of remembrance, and to see them en-mass, representing springtime on the disturbed grounds of the Western Front battlefields, is a spectacle not to miss.
"I have grown a field of Flanders poppies here at Glen Aplin each year since 1996 which I open to the public free of charge each year inOctober/November. In such a variable climate the only constant factor is the period between germination of the seed and the date the poppies will begin to bloom. I know that if I cultivate the soil at the end of June or early July I may reasonably expect them to reach their flowering peak by 11th November, Armistice Day." Fay Helwig
First started in 2006 by St Pauls Anglican Church in Stanthorpe, with input from the 'Friends of St Denys', the Poppy Month Commemoration Service has become a popular annual event on Stanthorpe's commemorative calendar.