Make a poppy as a tribute of respect and remembrance
  • Tuesday 19 August 2014

Help Sunshine Coast Council reach the goal of making 5000 poppies as a tribute of respect and remembrance to mark 100 years since Australian troops landed at Gallipoli.

In 1921 the red Memorial Poppy was first worn on Armistice Day (now Remembrance Day) in Australia and has been worn on November 11 each year since.

It has become a widely accepted symbol throughout the allied nations to be worn on Remembrance Day.

Division 5 Councillor Jenny McKay said Australia was commemorating the Anzac Centenary marking 100 years since Australia’s involvement in the First World War and 2015 marks 100 years since Australian troops landed at Gallipoli.

“As part of this commemoration Sunshine Coast library branches will join thousands all over Australia to celebrate Remembrance Day on November 11,” Cr McKay said.

“We are inviting community members to join in the 5000 Poppies Project and attend a range of workshops across the Coast and create a poppy which will be displayed at local Remembrance Day celebrations this year.

"You can also ask at your local library for details about poppy making workshops.

“The poppies will be sent to Melbourne for the Anzac Day celebrations in Federation Square, Melbourne in April 2015, becoming part of the 5000 Poppy project.

“And children won’t miss out as Beerwah and Maleny libraries will be creating poppies at craft sessions in the September school holidays.”

For more details visit Council’s library website or call 1300 LIBRARY.