PCC John Campion wants you to pin your poppy on one of the six Unknown Tommy soldiers throughout West Mercia in the lead up to this year’s Remembrance Day.
Last month the PCC commissioned the creation of six Unknown Tommy soldiers that have now been placed outside of Malinsgate, Malvern, Hereford, Kidderminster and Shrewsbury police stations as well as West Mercia Police Headquarters. As we approach Remembrance Day the PCC wants to encourage the communities of West Mercia to get creative and pin their poppy on their local statue.
The Tommys have already seen many poppies pinned from local knitting and community groups, schools and church play groups. The PCC wants to see everyone in the community get creative and illustrate what remembrance means to them by creating a poppy out of any weatherproof material they can find. You can find some poppy making inspiration on the PCC’s website below.
PCC John Campion said “I am pleased to see that so many poppies have made their way on the Unknown Tommy statues across West Mercia. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone in the community who has already pinned their poppy to mark what remembrance symbolises to them.
“My team has been out in the community to see first-hand the great work you are doing to create your poppies. We have seen knitted poppies from local knit and natter groups to hand crafted foam master pieces from little stars play group. I would like to encourage everyone in the community to get behind this project and get creative and pin your poppy before Thursday 10 November to honour servicemen and women – past and present.”