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Purple Poppy Day - Expired

National Army Museum, State Highway One &, Hassett Drive, Waiouru | 24 Feb 24

On Purple Poppy Day, 24 February each year, the National Army Museum Te Mata Toa remembers and honours the animals that have served (and still do serve) in war and conflict.

Please join us this Purple Poppy Day at 11am on Saturday 24 February 2024 as we honour, remember, and pay tribute to all our animals, past and present, who have served alongside our military.


The Memorial Service will take place outside the Museum in front of our NZ War Animals Memorial. It will be directly followed by our Social History Curator, Brenden Shirley, bringing out a few special items from our collection that relate to animals at war, including Freda's collar, the great dane who stole the heart of many a soldier in the First World War.

For more information head here.