Kirralee Residents Knit Up a Storm for War Memorial

It took some of the dedicated knitters of Kirralee in Victoria less than two weeks to knit more than 200 poppies, which are to be part of a huge display of 60,000 poppies to be displayed at the Australian War Memorial on Remembrance Day this year.
It is hoped the poppies will carpet part of the grounds at the Australian War Memorial in time for commemorations.

Each poppy knitted will represent an Australian life lost in World War 1, with the Great War remaining one of the costliest conflicts in Australia in terms of death. Out of the 416,809 men who enlisted, 60,000 were killed and 156,000 were wounded, gassed or taken prisoner.

Upon hearing of this important cause Kirralee residents immediately sprung into action and in no time at all had these lovely poppies ready to be sent off to be part of what should be a magnificent display.

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