Poppy seeds to be given out to mark 100th anniversary of First World War (From Essex County Standard)
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Poppy seeds to be given out to mark 100th anniversary of First World War
1:00pm Monday 19th August 2013 in News
Every household in Wormingford will get a packet of poppy seeds in preparation for the 100th anniversary of the First World War.
The parish council will donate 230 packets and encourage residents to pland them ready for next year’s milestone.
Volunteers from Wormingford in Bloom have also agreed to include poppies in their planting pattern to bring theme through the village.
Mick Collins, chairman of the parish council, said: “As the last veterans of the First World War have passed away, it is up to individuals and communities like ours to remember the men and women of Britain’s Empire and Dominions who served on land, on sea and in the air.
“As the poppies flower we hope that it will provide a simple, stark and poignant reminder of those who fought, were wounded or made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
“We hope that other communities will follow our lead and do the same.”
As well as the traditional red flowers, white poppies will also be available.
The parish council will also provide commemorative crosses for all the men who died during the war, which started on July 28, 1914, and ended on November 11, 1918.
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