Pop­pies to re­mem­ber the fallen sol­diers

Isis Town and Country - - News -

WE STAND proud as a na­tion on the 11th day of the 11th in a minute’s si­lence to re­mem­ber our sol­diers who never re­turned home bat­tling wars to pro­tect our free­dom.

Ded­i­cated vol­un­teers from the Old Phar­macy have been busy mak­ing this year’s re­mem­brance pop­pies.

All pro­ceeds from the sale of the pop­pies are do­nated to Legacy, for Legacy to con­tinue its great work for ex-ser­vice­men and women.

Old Phar­macy vol­un­teer Anita Shel­ton said she worked on the pop­pies for a few hours each night.

“The hard­est part of mak­ing them was find­ing the right size black but­tons,” she said.

“They are on sale at the Old Phar­macy and Al­wyn Har­rip will be sell­ing them on the street, so be sure to stop by and sup­port Legacy.

“The team at the phar­macy sup­port many char­i­ties and there is no group more wor­thy than Legacy.”

The Flan­ders poppy has long been a part of Re­mem­brance Day, the rit­ual marks the Ar­mistice of Novem­ber 11, 1918, and is also in­creas­ingly be­ing used as part of Anzac Day.

Dur­ing the First World War, red pop­pies were among the first plants to spring up in the dev­as­tated bat­tle­fields of north­ern France and Bel­gium.

In sol­diers’ folk­lore, the vivid red of the poppy came from the blood of their com­rades soak­ing the ground.

The poppy be­came widely ac­cepted by na­tions as the flower of re­mem­brance.

POP­PIES DAY: Anita Shel­ton has been busy mak­ing pop­pies to raise money for Legacy.

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