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Bridge lights up for Poppy Day

Published: 20 April 2018
Retired soldier Jason Pore pins a poppy on to recruit Britney Picard.

On Thursday 19 April the Auckland Harbour Bridge lit up red in support of the RSA's Poppy Day appeal.

The lights were switched on at sunset, and to mark the occasion at Silo Park marina the RSA invited servicemen and servicewomen to attend.

As the bridge was lit, retired serviceman Jason Pore pinned a poppy on to the lapel of young recruit Britney Picard, representing soldiers who have served passing responsibility on to the future generation of leaders.

On Anzac Day (Wednesday 25 April) there will be a full light and sound show on the bridge at dawn and again in the evening.

A harbour bridge illuminated by bright red lights.
Auckland Harbour Bridge went red for Poppy Day on Thursday 19 April.