Ypres 2016 - WWI Cenotaph - An International Blacksmith Collaboration In September 2016, blacksmiths from all over the world will gather in Ypres, Belgium to forge a large World War I Cenotaph: a 7 metre high slab of Corten steel rising out of the ground with 2016 hand forged poppies at its base. The Cenotaph will commemorate everyone involved in the conflict, both military and civilian on all sides – all those who died, all those wounded, all those displaced – and of equal importance, their families and their communities. See the Ypres 2016 Website for more details on this exciting project. Anyone interested in getting involved in the Ypres 2016 project or purchasing/sponsoring forged poppies should email Sandra Dunn at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519.571.9538
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