2018 Remembrance Day Poppy Project display of handcrafted poppies in Kings Park, Perth
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Paying respects on Remembrance Day. Paying respects on Remembrance Day
In honour of Remembrance Day, and all those we have lost, today we feature the wonderfully touching Remembrance Day Poppy Project. A display of 62,000 handcrafted flowers, The Poppy Project was the centrepiece of commemorations in 2018 for Western Australia’s war memorial - designed to symbolically represent Australian lives lost in the First World War. A few extra ‘fallen poppies’ were even crafted to help commemorate those who have been lost in wars since then.
Creating the display was a process that that took an astounding eighteen months to complete by dozens of volunteers from the WA Returned & Services League. Take a closer look, and you’ll notice that each poppy was unique and could take up to two hours to complete. For all those who served for our country, lest we forget.