Dartford nursery lays hand-made poppy at town memorial
MEDIA RELEASE: Thursday 12th November
Youngsters from KTB Kids met a special person whilst laying a poppy on Armistice Day this week.
Children from the nursery in Spital Street made a poppy during the morning and went to lay it with others at the town’s war memorial during their daily walkabout.
Whilst there, they bumped into Dartford mayor Cllr Ian Armitt, who asked for a photo with them.
KTB Director Katie Ballard, said: “The children made the poppy during their craft time in the morning, then we used our daily outdoor adventure to take it to the town’s memorial. They’re too young to understand what Armistice Day is, but we tell them that the poppies are laid to remember brave people.
“They really enjoyed meeting the mayor and thought it was very special.”
The war memorial is a bronze British Tommy, in remembrance of the town’s fallen in the First World War, Second World War and Korean War.
The statue is depicted in full battle dress, carrying a backpack and with kit slung from his belt. The figure stands at ease resting both hands on the muzzle of his rifle.