Cro­cheted pop­pies to hon­our our fallen

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

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.

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