Poppies to remember the fallen soldiers
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.