Australian War Memorial : 11.11.2018

If you have not been here before … welcome to the 5000 Poppies blog.

We have had an exciting journey over the last 4 years … if you would like to read all about our project, there is a link at the base of this post.

In the meantime … we are in the throes of planning our final installation at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra in 2018.  While I can’t give you details of the installation … I can tell you that it will be a spectacularly fitting tribute to those who served and sacrificed, their families, their communities and in a way, the whole nation … I can’t tell you how excited we are!

This wonderful community led, community driven project has been a testament to the depth of feeling we have for our ANZACS … and Marg and I cannot thank you enough for your continued support of our efforts.  It’s been quite a journey and we are justifiably proud of what we have all achieved as an incredible team.

So we will have one last huge push … to create approx 62,000 poppies on stems in honour of the fallen in WWI to be planted in Canberra on Remembrance Day 2018.  It will take a huge community effort to pull it together … but first the poppies …

If you are not already part of the 5000 Poppies project … welcome to the team … we are thrilled that you have joined us.

You will find patterns for the poppies here

Your poppies can be delivered to the Australian War Memorial in Canberra addressed to 5000 Poppies or sent directly to the 5000 Poppies team at P.O. Box 115, Ashburton, Vic 3147.

We have a 5000 Poppies Chapter in Canberra run by the wonderful Kerry Apted.  They meet at Poppies Cafe at the War Memorial regularly (see events on the 5000 Poppies facebook page) and are making and assembling poppies locally.  That’s exciting!

So if you are facebook connected … you can also join us on facebook : 5000 Poppies … to keep abreast of our news and share your own …

Let’s go!!!!!

To find out what our exciting community project has been up to over the last four years … click here

For answers to a growing list of frequently asked questions about the AWM installation click here

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