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Flower - Red Poppy on Stick - Metal Art Large 385mm Wide

Flower - Red Poppy on Stick - Metal Art Large 385mm 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.

The large red poppy is not only a lovely commemoration piece, it is also simply a very attractive flower in its own right.  This poppy is the perfect size to brighten up a dull corner in the garden, or maybe you want to remember someone special and are looking for a very visible piece of art for your garden. 

Width: 385mm
Height: 820mm
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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