Crocheted poppies to honour our fallen
POPPIES, blood-red droplets, and white crosses in memory of our soldiers dead in Afghanistan punctuated the grass behind Gayndah’s Roll of Honour on Anzac day.
The poppies – almost 1000 – were crocheted by Sandra Moerland and her friends.
“The poppies are to honour the (63) World War One veterans from Gayndah,” said Mrs Moerland, whose combat engineer son Jacob died in Afghanistan in 2010.
“I started about four months ago. I measured (the grassed area) and panicked and called a few people in.”
She gave thanks to Helen Willis who crocheted about 500, Joan Weller, Pam Bryant, Leanne Spry, Jan Best, Heather Ping, Robyn Fraser, Karen Webster and her friends.
“I’ve appreciated the help and give apologies to any I’ve forgotten,” she said.
For more Anzac stories and photos from the North Burnett, turn to pages 43-47.
SACRIFICE: 1000 poppies, crocheted by Sandra Moerland and friends, to honour our fighting forces since the FirstWorldWar, plus crosses to mark those who had died in Afghanistan were placed behind the Gayndah Roll of Honour for the 2015 Anzac Day service.