Now, I was as sixes and sevens about which forum to post this on, so balls if you think itâs in the wrong place. I am outraged. I have spent part of today investigating why we in the Australian military do not wear poppies on Remembrance Day. I have âGoogledâ and RSMâd the subject and there does not appear to be any definitive answer. It seems as though Anzac Day historically has become the official day of remembrance. Whilst poppy wreaths are laid at memorials etc, it is Rosemary that is worn on Anzac Day. Not only is Rosemary traditionally associated with remembrance (poppies, I believe for sacrifice) it also grows in abundance on the fields of Gallipoli. Perhaps, this is just another attempt to move away from the Commonwealth traditions and establish a semblance of independence. However, I am deeply disturbed by the lack of recognition Remembrance Day is given in the Australia forces. âPoppies are a Kiwi thingâ was the answer I was given â and not by Google. There are occasional marches and a two minute silence, if the appropriate personnel are in the correct position of influence, and I have heard of TV stations getting it in the neck for not enforcing news readers etc to wear a poppy in late Oct and early Nov. Wearing a poppy behind my capbadge is something I have not done for a while, but I, for one shall be wearing a poppy with my uniform from Monday. I shall watch, with interest to see who does likewise on the 11th. Lest we forget.