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.
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.