here . And I quote from there:
"From its association with poppies flowering in the spring of 1915 on the battlefields of Belgium, France and Gallipoli, the poppy has become a symbol of both great loss in war and hope for those left behind.
As part of the 2015 Anzac Commemoration, the 5000 Poppies project will be “planting” a field of more than 25000 (probably more like around 50,000) poppies in Fed Square Melbourne as a stunning visual tribute to Australian servicemen and women for more than a century of service in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations."
I heard about it from a friend who crocheted some poppies, and so I got out my knitting needles and knitted some. I sent them off today and I am pleased that they will be part of the display. One other was sent with those from another group that also made poppies.
My grandmother had a brother who was with 1st Infantry Batt. of A.I.E.F. that left for Cairo, Egypt 18th October, 1914 after doing basic training in Kensington, NSW for 2 months prior to leaving. I have done a bit of research on him as I was gifted a box of family memories including a photograph album.
Interested? Want to help yourself? You can get patterns on their website. Knitted, felted, crocheted, the options are many.
Lest we forget.