In 2017 AWAMO created the first overseas Australian memorial to animals at war at Pozières, France. As part of the memorial event, a troop horse paraded wearing a blanket made of purple poppies to symbolise the sacrifice of animals at war. Many people from around Australia knitted or crocheted the poppies for the blanket. The Cathay Community Association in Queensland was one group who made poppies. In last year’s Annual Report of the Association, they included this article on the AWAMO purple poppy blanket.