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Flower - Red Poppy on Stake - Metal Art Medium 195mm Wide

Flower - Red Poppy on Stake - Metal Art Medium 195mm Wide

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In Australia and other countries of the Commonwealth, we recognise the red poppy as the commemorative flower of remembrance. The flower reminds us of those who lost their lives or suffered in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. It's a tradition that began in the early 1900s, after World War I.  During World War I, red poppies were among the first plants to grow on the Western front in Europe. They bloomed across the wasted battlefields of northern France and Belgium.  In 1918, American academic and teacher Moina Michael was inspired to write a poem after reading McCrae's In Flanders Fields. Michael's poem is called We Shall Keep the Faith. She is known as the first person to wear a red poppy as a personal commemoration. She also encouraged the sale of poppies to raise money for veterans. This gave rise to the poppy becoming a symbol of remembrance around the world.

This red poppy is not only a lovely commemoration flower, it is a very attractive flower in its own right. This poppy could be placed anywhere in a pot plant or the garden for a splash of bright colour, or maybe you wish to remember someone near and dear and have a special spot in mind that is meaningful.  Purchase a few to create a "bunch" of poppies (as shown in image). 

Width: 195mm
Length Overall: 750mm

Finish: Powder Coat in Red and Black 

Made in WA from Australian steel

Please note: Our art is made from raw finish steel and edges may be sharp.  Items may look slightly different in photos.


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