Animals will be remembered alongside men and women who have served in war in Waihi this Anzac Day.
Purple poppies will be worn at the Tunnellers Memorial ceremony to remember animals who served.
Organiser Sue Baker Wilson said a number of Waihi horse riders had indicated they will attend the ceremony.
She said there will also be canaries ‘‘seeing as we are ath the Tunnellers Memorial’’.
She welcomed people to bring their own animals along with the to the ceremony, asking that dogs be on a lead.
Waihi Heritage Vision member Krishna Buckman had been working over the past few weeks to make poppies to be worn by the horses.
She was also making purple poppies for people who would like to wear one on the day.
Baker Wilson said attendees would be encouraged to share stories and experiences.
She said at last year’s ceremony ‘‘people shared stories that were important to them and their families. It was incredibly moving to listen to the stories of hardship and sacrifice, both at home and overseas.’’
The ceremony will start at 9am, Tunnellers Memorial, Gilmour Reserve, Waihi.