VFW plans memorial artwork
The Tulsa Poppy Project is collecting thousands of crocheted Buddy Poppies, the VFW’s official memorial flower.
The Memorial Day art installation of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 577 will be a group effort, says Dana Bennetch, executive director of the post at 1109 E. Sixth St.
The Tulsa Poppy Project is collecting thousands of crocheted Buddy Poppies, the VFW’s official memorial flower, which will be utilized in a final large-scale sculpture draped over the post’s second-story patio. The installation is based on the work of Paul Cummins at the Tower of London.
The words “Lest We Forget” will be on the side of the building to remind Tulsans of the sacrifices of U.S. veterans for our freedom, Bennetch says. Volunteers in Tulsa and many other places are helping crochet the poppies for the project, which will travel to other downtown venues in the future.