Poppies in bloom for Remembrance Day

10 November 2018

George Street will be transformed with rows of poppies on Sunday in memory of those who lost their lives as a result of their service in war or armed conflict.

Sunday 11 November marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the Great War (1914-18).

Over the course of WWI, 8,447 men from the NSW Railways and Tramways Department enlisted for service and 1,210 of them died as a result of their service.

The 2018 State Remembrance Service will be held at the Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park to mark the significant occasion and the completion of the Memorial’s Centenary Extension.

During WWI, red poppies were among the first plants to bloom in the devastated battlefields of northern France and Belgium. Poppies have since been embraced as the flower of remembrance for Armistice Day.

The striking bed of poppies can be seen on George Street at the western end of Martin Place.

Plan your trip to the memorial service at transportnsw.info