The Heart of the 5000 Poppies Project …

I just wanted to share a comment from one of our followers/contributors that was posted on the comments page because it’s really the absolute heart of the project and has  made my heart sing … the sentiment in this is beautiful.

knitted poppy edit

So thank you Lenny for sharing …

Hi crafters … In talking with my 82year old Scottish mother this morning, she spoke about people who were involved in WWI in her home town of Dundee, and that she would like to remember each; she went on to talk about her father a docker in WWII and the Queen Mary a hospital ship and some of the stories of WWII; Dad’s family were in London during WWII and Africa and my husband’s family were the New Zealand contingent in Italy and Africa; my daughter-in-law’s family were in Europe serving. So as we are such a multi-cultural family we will be sending you lots of poppies. We don’t have any Australian members who served in those years under the Australian flag- but the flags are many in these theatres of war and the remembrance just as dear. Cheers, Lenny

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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