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Apr 192017

Peter JacksonReaching out for Veterans

In a posting yesterday Peter Jackson reached out to fans in an effort to increase donations to the Returned and Services’ Association (RSA) Poppy Appeal.

“My own parents came from the era of the Second World War.” Peter Jackson

The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings director has not posted on Facebook since October of 2016, when he announced the production of Mortal Engines.

Now he has reached out to fans in a heart felt plea for donations to the RSA Poppy Appeal.

Hi Everyone,
I grew up hearing stories of my family’s involvement in the military in places such as Gallipoli. My own parents came from the era of the Second World War.
We must always remember the service of those past generations, as well as the veterans of more recent overseas deployments – those who served in places such as Bosnia, East Timor, Afghanistan and Iraq.
The New Zealand Returned and Services’ Association (RSA) supports those returned service men and women, and helps their families in times of need. You can be part of that community of support by wearing the Poppy and making a donation on Poppy Day.
Please make a donation to the RSA’s Poppy Appeal at https://rsa.org.nz/donation
Thank you!
Peter J
 April 19, 2017  Posted by at 5:04 am
  • Windstrm99

    That is very nice of Peter.
    As both my husband and I are veterans, so are both our fathers and grandfathers, it is much appreciated. My husband’s grandfather was a POW on the Nazi side for almost 2 years. Even though we are in the U.S. we all wear poppies in honor of all veterans around the world.

  • My father served under Eisenhower and marched into Germany. He helped liberate a POW camp near Berlin.

  • Ruca77

    I saw it when he posted! Vnice, a great cause.

  • Ruca77

    n1 friend! /respect,/toast