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.
- Poppies planted to honor WW1 veterans
- Volunteers plant trees at Indiana Veterans' Home
- Flag planted at Indiana Veteran's Home
- Veterans' Home honors those who have served
- Vietnam veterans honored with special ceremony
- Local veterans return on their Honor Flight
- 207 American flags honor Indiana veterans
- Veterans visit capital on final Honor Flight of the season
- Donations being collected to honor veterans for Wreaths Across America
- Veterans and families honored with luncheon in Lafayette