THE colourful commemorations of World War One will continue in Nhill 101 years after the battlefields fell silent.
Pam Deckert and Rosie Clark have gathered about 20,000 poppies from crocheters across Australia and wrapped them around palm trees in Goldsworthy Park.
Mrs Deckert said the project began before ANZAC Day this year when she and Mrs Clark did a call out for people to send in 420 poppies so they could decorate the chain around the cenotaph.
The response was overwhelming.
"Poppies just kept coming and coming and coming," Mrs Deckert said.
Mrs Deckert said she and Mrs Clark applied for a grant from Hindmarsh Shire Council and Nhill RSL gave them some money as well.
"So it's turned out prettier and bigger than we thought," Mrs Deckert said.
There are now about 2400 poppies in 14 rows on each of the eight palm trees which she and Mrs Clark attached using rope.
Mrs Clark said the three colours of the poppies represented different types of service - red for military, white for nurses and purple for service animals like horses, donkeys, dogs and pigeons.
Nhill Men's Shed made the white wooden crosses that rest at the bottom of each palm tree and Home Hardware Nhill provided the "Lest We Forget" stickers.
Both women have ties with the RSL with family and military history intertwined.
"My mum and dad were both in the second World War," Mrs Clark said. "And my maternal grandfather served over in Gallipolli."
Mrs Deckert's father and late husband served in Malaysia in World War Two.
"Each ANZAC and each Remembrance Day they'll be up," Mrs Clark said.
She said she and Mrs Deckert will add more poppies to the ropes ahead of ANZAC day next year and they also plan to create a display for the Nhill aerodrome.
"We'll start again after Christmas," Mrs Clark said. "That's probably going to involve 20,000 more (poppies)."
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