Flower Power

17 May 2016 | General Interest

What began as a small personal tribute by two Australian women to honour their fathers who both fought in World War II, became an international tribute of respect and remembrance to those who have served their country in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

Lynn Berry and Margaret Knight set out to crochet a humble 120 poppies to “plant” at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne Australia for Remembrance Day in 2013 in honour of their fathers Wal Beasley (14/32nd Battalion – Australian Imperial Forces) and Stan Knight (Queen’s Own West Kent Regiment – British Army).

Poppies

It was this simple tribute of love and honour that sparked a massive community outpouring with more than 300,000 beautiful handcrafted poppies  contributed from all over the world, including some from our very own Thomas Carr College Community last year.

Now these pretty and poignant poppies have found their way over the seas to the Chelsea Flower Show to be enjoyed by the people of the United Kingdom including some very famous  locals.

Poppies

Poppies

 

Poppies