Today is an important day for Australians as it marks the centenary of the ANZAC Gallipoli landing during WW1.
Since 1921, the Flanders poppy has been used as a symbol of remembrance for soldiers who have died in war. Last year I wrote about the 5000 Poppies project, a community art project in Australia that started with a modest ambition for 120 poppies. Since then, the organisers have been inundated with poppies. The poppies I contributed have joined over 250,000 handmade poppies to create a moving tribute of respect and remembrance for all those Australian servicemen and women who have served over the last 100 years.
Poppies, whether knitted, sewn, felted or crocheted, were donated from around the world and have been made into a stunning field of handmade poppies now on display at Melbourne’s Federation Square. It is a beautiful and touching display in memory of those who served. Lest we forget.