Done and (almost) Dusted

What an enormous few weeks we have had at 5000 Poppies.

I am in serious awe of what we have achieved and even bigger and more serious awe of the amazing team we have had behind us all the way.

It is incredible to me that we take four days to create an tribute so powerful that it literally takes your breath away and then in one day … with around 60 volunteers … it’s gone and all that is left are the kangaroos reclaiming the ground they reluctantly relinquished just over a month ago.

There have been tears aplenty in the last couple of days … but the overwhelming emotion for me is pride.  We set out to remind our servicemen and women, their families and their communities that we value there service and their sacrifice and I think we have done it beautifully …  We have galvanised an army of crafters to create the most beautiful tributes the country has ever seen.  I has been an extraordinary labour of love and again I am in awe!

Thank you and congratulations to the whole team … every single one of you went above and beyond and I love you for your commitment and perseverance and willingness to get the job done … whatever was required.

Lest We Forget!

This is a reminder of what you have achieved in the last few weeks … not that you could forget … but worth reviewing …


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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1 Response to Done and (almost) Dusted

  1. OLIVIA PASCOE says:

    A great display in Canberra. We also had one in Perth, at the Kings Park memorial which I was part of.

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