Our little poppy group is not so little anymore.
We have 500 members on our Facebook page and many more non facebookers who are regularly contributing to this fantastic project. When I started this project in New Zealand I never quite knew just how big it would get. People from all over New Zealand and the world have been contributing.
BIG NEWS!! We have exceeded the 5000 poppy mark and like the Australians we are going to continue making them and see where we end up come December 2014.
It is a very humbling experience to receive the poppies and read people’s dedications to loved ones who served for our country in both wars.
We are at present displaying three panels of poppies (about 2100 poppies) at Expressions Art Gallery In Upper Hutt, Wellington – photos to come. The display looks AMAZING!! I am very proud of everyone’s efforts.
Also we have a venue for next year’s commemoration. We will be displaying at The Air Force Museum in Christchurch from February – July 2015. Very exciting!