Poppies planted to honor WW1 veterans

There may be several months until Spring but poppies have begun to bloom in the Miami County Courthouse lawn in Peru.

Posted: Nov 3, 2018 12:36 AM

PERU, Ind. (WLFI) — There may be several months until Spring but poppies have begun to bloom in the Miami County Courthouse lawn in Peru. The poppies, which have been handmade and painted, will be placed by various community organizations to honor all of the fifteen-hundred-plus World War One veterans with ties to Miami County.

Local schools kicked the poppy planting off by sending groups of students to begin the week-long installation project.
Project manager, Alexandira Blong, spoke about the importance of the community coming together to create what will be the largest community art installation to happen for the county.

“We are a military based community, and veterans all over the world need to be celebrated for their service,” said Blong.

See the completely decorated courthouse lawn at 25 N Broadway in Peru during the Miami County Armistice Day celebration on November 10th.

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