Posted by: Gregoryno6 | November 11, 2018

Remembrance Day, Perth 2018: a field of knitted poppies.

From the Lost Perth page at Facebook:

Volunteers have turned the State War Memorial in Kings Park into a sea of red with 62000 hand knitted poppies ahead of Remembrance Day.

Each poppy is a tribute to a Digger who was killed in WWI, which effectively came to an end on November 11, 1918, when the guns of the Western Front fell silent after four years of bloody warfare.

The war claimed 62000 young Australian lives but the mental health and well being of many more was affected after the horror of the conflict.

Text and photos courtesy of Lost Perth and Karen Oakes.

The Poppy Ladies go beyond poppies, producing scarves and beanies for ADF troops serving abroad.

 

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  1. For them ALL !!


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