Crocheted poppies presented to Cronulla RSL Sub-Branch in honor of local soldiers

In celebration of 100 years of ANZAC, there were many commemorations in the Sutherland Shire One of these moving gestures included local residents crocheting over 400 red poppies representing each of the soldiers who served from the local area. These poppies were laid by school children at the base of a symbolic cross during the 2015 dawn service held in Cronulla park. Each poppy stem had the soldiers name, rank and where they served.

 

This morning Scott Morrison presented the Cronulla RSL Sub-Branch with a beautiful frame housing a collection of these poppies, again including all the names of the soldiers that served.

 

Now displayed in the Club entrance way, Cronulla RSL has been entrusted to take care of these symbolic poppies for future generations to reflect upon.  As a symbol of the service and sacrifice of those who came from the local area in which we live today.