Leila part of 5000 Poppies Project
LEILA Muller (nee Kirk) is one of more than 50,000 volunteers of the 5000 Poppies Project.
An initiative that started with two Victorian women, Lynn Berry and Margaret Knight, it quickly snowballed and handmade poppies from around Australia arrived in their mailbox until the tally clocked over 250,000 poppies.
In New Zealand a satellite project took off.
Mrs Muller, from Burnett Heads, has strong ties with her birthplace, Booyal, and together with her husband she dedicated poppies to their family members who served in the First World War, the men listed on the memorial board in the Booyal Memorial Hall and several Anzac soldiers who were born in Childers.
Mrs Muller said one poppy took her 20 minutes to make and in total she made 100 poppies.
“They are rather easy to make,” she said.
In Victoria, each poppy was fitted onto a panel, and combined they cover close to one square kilometre.
This community tribute will feature on the forecourt at Federation Square in Melbourne on Anzac Day and after the dawn service the poppies will form a corridor for the march across Princes Bridge.
A list of dedications can be found on: https://5000poppies.word press.com/dedications/
Poppies made as part of the 5000 Poppies Project.