On 11 November 2014, Year 7 students at Glasshouse Christian College remembered brave servicemen and women who have fought in wars throughout the world. This day is known as Remembrance Day and encourages all Australians to observe one minute’s silence at 11.00am.
The students also created red poppies that covered our Year 7 door. During the First World War, red poppies were the plants to spring up in the battlefields of northern France and Belgium. The soil rich with lime allowed the poppy, to readily grow. The sight of the new growth and life of the red poppy provided a strong contrast to the devastation and death of war. In soldiers’ minds, the red became symbolic of the blood of their mates soaking the ground.
The red poppy is now a popular symbol of commemoration and regularly used in wreaths and adorns the walls of the Australian War Memorial’s Roll of Honour.
Lest we forget.