From one of our followers …

I am overwhelmed by the many, many positive comments on the blog … and just wanted to share this particular comment from Wendy with you …

As I think about this project I am reminded of the epitaph on the headstone of a soldier buried at Port Arthur Tasmanian …so I thought I’d share it with you all. It reminds me just what huge role the armed forties have played in this country since settlement.

I left my nation and my home
my country to defend.
I here shall lay till the last day
till time shall have an end.
When Jesus calls my dust shall rise
When the last trumpet sound
with millions more ascend the skies
by angels guarded round.

From the headstone of Robert Flowers of the 96th Regiment, died at Port Arthur July 12 1845.

Margs PoppyI hope you enjoy making your poppies … as much as I am.

And I also want to let you all know that we now have a facebook page … 5000 Poppies which I would love you to join if you haven’t already so you can share your photos and comments and  become part of our online community.

About 5000 Poppies

The 5000 Poppies Project is a community tribute of respect and remembrance for our servicemen and women, their families and their communities. Created in 2013 by sisters in law Lynn Berry and Margaret Knight in honour of their fathers service in WWII, the project has been closely aligned with the Centenary of Anzac 2014 to 2018, and has consisted of a number of small and large scale installations made from handcrafted poppies from many thousands of contributors from all over the world.
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