“Poppy Project” to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI

ALEXANDRIA, VA -- The city of Alexandria is asking knitters and crocheters to volunteer their time to help create a memorial project for the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

The "Poppy Project", run by the the Office of Historic Alexandria, is asking people to knit or crochet a red poppy (any shade of red) that is two to four inches in diameter.

A pattern for knitters can be found here. A pattern for crocheters can be found here.

Poppies will be accepted until Memorial Day 2018 at The Lyceum and any Alexandria Public Library.

The poppies will be used to create a backdrop that will be displayed at the city's Veteran's Day service on November 11, 2018 at The George Washington Masonic National Memorial.