Next Sunday, on November 11, a field of hundreds of locally handcrafted red poppies will be on display at Varley Oval as a tribute to the 1200 men and women from this district who served during WWI.
This display will be complimented by stories and images of some of our volunteer soldiers, in honour of their sacrifice for king and country.
Many of the poppies were used during the Kurrajong re-enactment march in January 2016 and since then some have been used at other commemorative events.
Several people travelling to the Battlefields of France and Belgium have also requested poppies to place on graves there.
In addition, the Kurrajong Committee contributed three hundred poppies to the current magnificent installation of 62,000 at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
They represent one for each local man who died during the war.
Committee president Kim Blomfield said over 5000 poppies were made locally.
“We are grateful for the support of the community in marking the Centenary of WWI.
“Over the last four years many people have shared amazing stories and images of a father, grandfather, or uncle and his War service. The impact on the Inverell district of the loss of so many local men is hard to comprehend today,” she said.
The Varley Oval display will be open to the public after the Remembrance Day Service on Sunday.
Come for a stroll through the field of poppies and pause for a moment to honour their spirit. Entry is free.
Further information about Inverell’s WWI efforts can be found on the website www.inverellremembers.com.au