In March of this year I picked up this paper bag at the library. It contained the supplies required to knit poppies for the Cambridge Poppy Project. I got right to work and knit several poppies to contribute to the project.
The committee were hoping to collect 10,000 poppies for this project and actually received over 33,000!
What a terrific community response!
Several displays were created around the city to showcase the poppies for Remembrance Day.
|Jenny Wren installation|
Here is the Jenny Wren installation honouring the 6,000+ women who were trained for military service in (Galt) Cambridge in the 1940s.
Many of the trees around the cenotaphs are wrapped with poppies. You can see in this photo how they attached each poppy to netting.
Here is the bridge installation which is very striking as you drive through town.
Lest we forget.
Wonderful community project!
so nice to have one area to remember the women! they are so often forgotten it seems
What a beautiful remembrance! :)
Going this aft & will check them out.
Just beautiful! There used to be a tradition in Detroit that the men who were newsboys way back when would stand at street corners and sell poppies made of crepe paper on this day. We always had one in our car.
What a marvelous remembrance.
Great way to remember.
A really wonderful display to make you enjoy then think
I was aware of the poppy reference but these displays are absolutely spectacular. Thank you for sharing.
I loved seeing these photos, Kathy. Kudos to you for being a part of this.
Those poppy installations are just beautiful. Very poignant today as I just was listening to a History Channel podcast about The Great War/WWI last night while I was quilting. I just love the idea of using a flower as a symbol, because flowers remind us also that life is precious, beautiful, worthy, and ephemeral.
What a great project and the response is so uplifting!
Beautiful waytoremember as a community
Thanks for sharing the poppy project. I know one of the organizers so it is really good to see it!
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