Field of Remembrance 2015

Field of remembrance

2015 is the 100th anniversary of ANZAC. To commemorate this important milestone, The City of Tea Tree Gully Library is planning a special community event.

Field of Remembrance will be established on Friday 1 May 2015 in Civic Park in Modbury, where thousands of handcrafted red poppies will be laid. Each flower will bear the name of a man or woman who served in the First World War.

You can contribute to this moving event by nominating a serviceman or woman from any nation that participated in World War 1. Register online at http://www.cttg.sa.gov.au/poppyfield or complete a nomination card at the City of Tea Tree Gully Library.

The nominated serviceperson can be a man or woman and can be drawn from any nation that took part in the World War I.

This event will be held in partnership with the Tea Tree Gully District Historical Society and in consultation with Tea Tree Gully RSL.

Local History Services Officer David Brooks is available to answer any questions regarding the history of Australian service personnel and is available to talk to schools and community groups about the Field of Remembrance project in more detail.

Here’s the original poem from WWI soldier, from which the poppy legacy began.

In Flanders Field, by John McCrae, May 1915

by John McCrae, May 1915

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

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