Poppy Project - Terrigal
Friday 15 - Friday 29 April 2016
Never Forgetting the Sacrifices - WWI 1914 – 1918
To coincide with ANZAC Day 2016 and the 100 year anniversary of the Western Front of World War one, Gosford City Council along with community members, have created the Poppy Project.
A field of handmade poppies will be installed on the Skillion, Terrigal, - as a symbol of community unity and our gratitude to all those that made sacrifices during WWI.
Why poppies? The poppy was selected as a symbol of remembrance, loss and ultimately hope stemming from its traditional associations with the battlefields of Gallipoli, France and Belgium. The Flanders Poppy, as it is most commonly known, grew profusely in the trenches and craters of the war zone. Artillery shells and shrapnel stirred up the earth and exposed the seeds to the light they needed to germinate.