When Deidre Moran, a resident of Victoria, BC, started crocheting poppies at her Colwood home in September, she was only planning to do a few.
The three-dimensional flowers were delicate – including four petals, a pistil, and stamens all sewn together.
âIt probably takes an hour, an hour and a bit,â she told Global News. âI thought I could give it a good try, do a few – then I thought, why not a hundred? “
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Moran has now made 100 crochet poppies, sewn into a netting draped around a tree in his front yard.
This is an art exhibit designed to pay tribute to veterans ahead of Remembrance Day and to celebrate the centenary of the poppy as a symbol of remembrance in Canada.
“I think at the end of the day the goal of course is to remind people to support veterans and I hope somehow that gets done,” she said. declared.
She hopes passers-by will stop outside her house, she added, for a moment of quiet reflection.
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According to the Royal Canadian Legion, John McCrae’s poem “In Flanders Fields” inspired a French woman named Anna GuÃ©rin to distribute the poppy on November 11 – Armistice Day – as a way to raise funds for veterans in need, and to remember those who gave their lives in WWI War.
In July 1921, she was adopted by the Great War Veterans Association as the official flower of remembrance. This organization then merged with other veterans groups to become the Royal Canadian Legion.
Moran said she would remove her facility on November 12, but put it back next year with a new poppy to mark the symbol’s 101st year.
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