Attaching a single poppy to each cross…a simple act with profound significance.
Every year for the past 12 years, the whole of Delta West Academy, students and staff and even some parents, have turned out to honour each soldier with a flower in the Field of Crosses along Memorial Drive. As they place the poppies, they also read the crosses…the individual sacrifices of the more than 100 years of war depicted there. Many of the students are struck by the ages of the soldiers- some only as old as they are. It sparks a lot of conversations, deep reflection and remembrance. It makes Remembrance Day personal.