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Project Poppy.

LEST WE FORGET

A public art installation from Memorial Day 2022 through Independence Day 2022 will commemorate New Jersey residents who gave their lives during World War I.

Millie King     The Zucerralo Family     Matt & Sara Boben     George Hiatsch     Dan & Yanya Genel

 

Our Tribute.

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April 6, 1917

Garden State in The Great War

The United States entered World War I on April 6, 1917. New Jersey joined in sending resources - human and material. Its unique location on the Atlantic coast, its populace and abundant resources led to significant contributions to the Nation's efforts.

 

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Those We Honor

On May 17, 1917, the U.S. Congress passed the Selective Service Act, which authorized the federal government to raise a national army for service through conscription. In all, New Jersey would contribute 72,946 draftees and 46,960 volunteers. 

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Project 

Poppies

PROJECT POPPY is a public art installation to commemorate New Jersey residents who gave their lives during WWI, with plans for a possible annual application.

3,837 poppies will cascade from the left corner of Haddonfield Memorial High (on Sylvan Lake Avenue) to the grounds of the Veterans Memorial Grove. Each poppy will be made by local volunteers.

We're pleased to announce the Poppy Kits are all committed for and/or constructed. We would gratefully accept a donation to offset expenses for the installation and exhibition maintenance.  

Launch

We had an amazing turn out for the inauguration of the Project Poppy Art Installation. Thank you to all members of the community for their support. Be sure to stop by Memorial High School Haddonfield to view. Exhibition dates are May 30, 2022 through July 4, 2022.

Joe McElroy, resident, local business owner, Viet Nam veteran and member of American Legion Post 38, presented PROJECT POPPY.

Support

There is an opportunity for individuals, families, school children, community groups, businesses and supporters to donate to this unique and stunning project.

 

Make a Donation, today.

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In Memoriam 

A Sacrifice Not Forgotten

In New Jersey, numerous monuments and memorials mark The Great War and those who served. 

In 1926, the newly built Memorial High School of Haddonfield was dedicated to the memory of Haddonfield residents killed in the World War. During the ceremony, a memorial tablet was unveiled by a brother and resident of a soldier who died in the Battle of the Argonne, the names of everyone who died were read, and a poppy was dropped before the tablet.

In Flanders Fields

John McCrae's Lasting Legacy

Poppies have long been associated with Remembrance Day, recognizing service in World War I. This is attributed to Canadian Lieutenant Colonel John McRae and his poem of the battle in the Ypres salient, in the spring of 1915 . The brilliant red flower has become the symbol as it is one of the few plants able to grow on otherwise barren battlefields.  

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Remembrance Day 

Blood Swept Land and Seas of Red

In December 2014, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the horrific conflict, the British Government commissioned the installation of poppies at the Tower of London.

Since then, many cities, states and countries have done the same.

Memorial High School
Haddonfield

401 Kings Hwy E,
Haddonfield, NJ 08033

A cascade of red poppies will be installed at the Veterans Memorial Grove on the Memorial High School Haddonfield grounds. Each poppy will symbolize a fallen soldier from New Jersey who served in World War I. Sweeping from the library roof to the front of the lawn, its visual will give pause and reflection to all residents and visitors.

 

"Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red," at the Tower of London in December 2014, was the first installation of poppies to commemorate The Great War.

 

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In The
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