Making the children’s poppy wreath

Robert and Carol Smith travelled across England, Wales, France, Belgium, Italy and Germany forging poppies with children at schools, clubs, museums and at various shows. This wonderful opportunity has enabled many children to be part of the Ypres 2016 project. The children’s poppies forged at these numerous sessions have been assembled into three wreaths, one of which was laid at the Menin Gate during the last post ceremony on September 5th; the other two will be placed at Langmark Poelkapple. The completed wreaths were constructed by Robert Smith, Luc Vandecasteele, Manicx Carlieri and Rik Verschoot.