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ANZAC ALBANY POPPIES SUCCESS

18/11/2014

Lest We Forget  Installation at A.E.C.

Lest We Forget
Installation at A.E.C.

Poppy installation 31/11 Lots of willing helpers

Poppy installation 31/11
Lots of willing helpers

Poppies in the Sand A significant community commemoration

Poppies in the Sand
A significant community commemoration

The Middleton Beach Group can justifiably be proud of our contribution to the very successful ANZAC Centenary Commemorations.
So many people came to see the “Poppies in the Sand”, so many wanted to be part of the project, to plant a poppy and to pay their personal respects.
The service was a fitting finale on Monday morning, 3rd November. Some 300 people attended, enjoying the music, poetry and stories.
Equally popular and impressive was the “Lest We Forget” tribute in the A.E.C. with nearly 15.000 knitted and crocheted poppies installed on spectacular headstones. These will go to Melbourne, perhaps to Canberra War Memorial or return to Albany to be reinstalled at an appropriate venue.

Sincere thanks to the many rostered volunteers and those who helped with the installation, packing and storing of poppies.
The thank you list of sponsors has appeared in local papers.

Middleton Beach Group will hold a Christmas Sundowner at Ellen Cove on Tuesday 23rd December. Come along with some festive fare and refreshments and share in the community spirit.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. 18/11/2014 6:51 pm

    The poppies in the sand was a fantastic idea well executed. The sight was amazing! I took a photo from pretty well the same position that the full view was seen from … so alike, I thought it was my photo. 🙂

  2. Jane Mouritz permalink
    18/11/2014 8:49 am

    Well done to Susie Potter and her volunteers who helped wrap and relocate the Lest We Forget Poppies to storage until the trip to Melbourne happens in April 2015. The move featured on GWN Regional News with the interesting story of the crocheted and knitted poppies being made and contributed from all over the State.

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