A sea of red adorned the halls of the Arcare North Shore residence for Remembrance Day.
Poppies were visible as far as the eye could see!
1,111 poppies to be exact were handcrafted by the hard-working clients, volunteers and students from St Clare’s Primary School to commemorate the 11th day of the 11th month.
Over a long period of time, the clients and the students had worked in collaboration to create a ‘sea of poppies’ to help signify the importance of the 11th day and the 11th hour and what it truly meant.
“It’s so bright and beautiful!” Elda exclaimed.
Friendships were created by working together and laughter rang throughout the community every time the clients and the students gathered together.
The poppy making also represented the relationship and convergence of the elderly and the young.
John Forester is the holder of the Order of Australia medal and he had the honour of laying the wreath.
With the help of one of the lovely students from St Clare’s, together they placed a poppy wreath upon the cross.
“It was a lovely service,” John commented.
Overall, the morning was a great way to remember those who fought for us.