A WODONGA grandmother has answered a call from the Australian War Memorial, hand-knitting more than 100 poppies which will be used in an installation next year.
The national memorial, in conjunction with tribute organisation 5000 Poppies, put the call out for 60,000 hand knitted poppies that will be used in a special installation to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day in 2018.
One hundred of those have been knitted by Wodonga’s Betty Leard.
Her father, Edward Butler, fought in both World Wars while her grandson Cheyne Truelove has done three tours of Afghanistan and is now a sergeant in Brisbane.
The 90-year-old said it was important to remember the efforts of Australia's armed forces.
“It's been very important, especially to remember Edward and the rest of the soldiers,” she said.