The poppy has been used as a symbol of remembrance since 1921. It was inspired by the WWI poem ‘In Flanders Field’, by Canadian Major John McCrae, which starts:
“In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row…”
We invite community members to work with us to knit or crochet poppies to placed around Charles Sturt in a symbol of remembrance and connect places and people to this website.
We are pleased to announce our first poppy making group!
We also welcome the donation of knitted or crocheted poppies created outside of one of our workshops or groups. There are many patterns available on the internet, and a few our favourites are:
Poppies can be sent to:
Charles Sturt Remembers WWI
City of Charles Sturt
PO Box 1
Woodville SA 5011