|The Fields of Remembrance Trust has been established to honour those who served and fought
for our nation during World War One.
The Trust is made up of the Passchendaele Society, the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association New Zealand (RNZSA) which represents all the local RSAs, and the Auckland RSA.
The Trust was formed on the 16 November 2012 and is a Registered Charity.
I have many times asked myself whether there can be more potent advocates of peace upon earth through the years to come than this massed multitude of silent witnesses to the desolation of war.
King George V, Flanders, 1922
|The Centennary of World War One has seen communities across New Zealand honour their boys who served and never came home.
|Regional Fields of Remembrance
The Fields of Remembrance Trust supplied crosses for Fields in the four main centres – Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. The 2015 Fields contained crosses bearing the names of men, from the region, who had died in 1915. In 2016 the names of those who died in 1916 were added. The Fields will continue to grow with more names being added each year. A replica Flanders field poppy symbolized hope and regrowth. Learn more
|School Fields of Remembrance
In a joint venture with the Ministry of Education nearly 80,000 white crosses were supplied to 2,531 Primary and Secondary schools. In 2016 mini white crosses were supplied to 4,600 Early Childhood Centres. The Remembrance Kits aimed to inform and inspire younger generations.
Check out this video from Birchville School.