Just three short weeks ago I published that our total had reached 50,000.  And now this week we have clicked over the 60,000 mark. Do you get the feeling that something very special is building here and it is going to be REALLY BIG!!!!

Built with so much respect and gratitude … it’s kinda to me like paying it forward on so many levels so how could it be anything else.

I know your hearts will swell with pride when you see the images of our services personnel marching through a field of our poppies … knowing that you have contributed.  It makes my heart swell.  Now I am just getting all gushy here, but it’s hard not to!!!

I say it time and time again that you guys are AMAZING! There are poppies coming from everywhere and I love it that you can all share the vision that Marg and I have for this wonderful community project.

OK enough of that.  I thought I would share some of the lovely images that were posted on the facebook group and sent separately to me in and around Remembrance Day.  There are some very creative people in our poppy community and some incredible sentiment that has just been looking for a little bit of inspiration.  Congratulations to all of you for all your wonderful displays.  Enjoy.

1st Lethbridge Cub ScoutsSandringham & District Historical Society Albany WA Alphington Grammar School Auckland New Zealand Australian Bosnian Community Boronia Library Diane Rhodes War Memorial Canberra Donald Fed Square Melbourne Frankston Library Goolwa South Australia Horsham Library 1 Horsham Library 2 Horsham Library 3 Hunters Green Retirement Village Jacaranda embroidery group Lilydale Library Lovely family image from Kate Edney Maryborough Craft Fest Mitchelton High School Mooroolbark Vic Morning Peninsula War Widows Guild Pomona Poppy planting by Fiona Williams Port Broughton RSL Prince Edward gifted a poppy by our very own Judy Carroll Puckapunyal Remembrance Day Toowoomba Smythesdale Historical Society Southern Jazz Club Adelaide Springwood NSW St Ursulas College Toowoomba  Unknown library location via Kay DickensonTheresa Peters Unknown location via Jodie Lunson Unknown location via Karen Winch Unknown location via Pam Hislop Walkerville SA Wodonga Library Wreath from Susan Hammond Yarra Library Richmond


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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10 Responses to 60,002

  1. Heather says:

    These photos are amazing – so much hard work and spirit from so many people! I’m in the process of crocheting some at the moment. Hopefully I can get them sent in soon.

  2. leila oconnor says:

    Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:02:19 +0000 To: lilybetone@hotmail.com

  3. Angela Grieve says:

    this is awesome and I have 5 more and got some friends making them..we will send via Ashburton Ladies…this is heart touching stuff.. Lisa and Friends You are awesome .

  4. I so love what you all have done & are achieving. 🙂 You are most certainly creating something so very special for us all to appreciate and celebrate with what our forefathers and also our current diggers are doing for what we have. Inspirational. ❤

  5. rosandrob03 says:

    Hi 5000 poppies, I am the Secretary / Memorabilia Officer (Appt) of Coolum-Peregian RSL Sub Branch Inc. on the Sunshine Coast Queensland. I have a shopping bag full of valuable poppies crocheted by one of our older vet. members who wishes to remain anonymous…. I will say that this lady is a real treasure … Would you be able to send me a postal address to mail you her poppies to add to the growing collection please? Thanks, and keep up the great work, everything looks fantastic already after all the work that you have done …. Loving the fact that we are receiving photos via email. I will proudly show some of them off at our next General Meeting in January 2015. Thanks for your assistance. Kind regards, Ros Strongman Secretary /Memorabilia Officer (Appt) Coolum-Peregian RSL Sub Branch Inc.

    Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:02:03 +0000 To: rosandrob03@hotmail.com

    • 5000poppies says:

      Hi Ros,
      How amazing … and yes every poppy is an absolute treasure. So excited about all the contributors from all over Australia and indeed the world for our “little” project that seems to have grown somewhat over the last 2 years.
      Please pass son our thanks to your member .. we are forever grateful.
      The postal address is P.O. Box 115, Ashburton Vic 3147.
      Thank you again.

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