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Poppy Partner

February 23, 2018

Owsley County High School adds over 900 poppies!

The 8th grade students at Owsley County High School made over 900 poppies for the KY Poppy Project as part of the KY WWI Centennial Commemoration.  Deputy Commissioner, Heather French Henry was on hand to receive the poppies.

December 11, 2017

Bell County Schools make over 3000 Poppies!

Members of the Bell County Schools District in Eastern KY make over 3000 poppies for the KY Poppy Project which marks the most ever presented during a Poppy Pickup!

December 08, 2017

Hopkins County Schools Make Poppies

Hopkins County Schools make over 1700 poppies and Southside Elementary School was the sight of the official Poppy Pickup.

October 01, 2017

2017 KY State Fair Poppy Wall

The KY WWI Exhibit at the 2017 KY State Fair featured an 80 ft. long KY Poppy Wall.  Thousands of poppies were placed on the wall from KY Schools and thousands more were made at the state fair by fairgoers.

August 01, 2017

VFW Auxiliary Makes Poppies!

The Auxiliary from VFW post 4075 made a variety of poppies for the KY Poppy Project!  The ladies gathered for a night of poppy making and contributed over 100 poppies for the Poppy Wall at the Ky State Fair.

May 18, 2017

Shelby County High School makes poppies!

THe art students at Shelby County High School created beautiful poppy artwork and ceramic pieces for the KY Poppy Project.

May 17, 2017

Tollesboro Elementary School makes Poppies!

Ron & Diane French picked up poppies from Tollesboro Elementary School made by Mrs. Pick's class!

May 12, 2017

Southwestern High School makes 1300 Poppies!

AMVETS Post 125 pick-up 1300 poppies made by the high schoolers at Southwestern High School in Pulaski County, KY!

May 08, 2017

AMVETS State Commander Picls up Poppies on Pulaski County

AMVETS State Commander, Greg Heun, was on hand to pick up poppies from the Pulaski County Elementary School!

May 05, 2017

Augusta Kentucky School Poppy Pick-up

Ron French, Vice President of the Heather French Foundation for Veterans, Inc. picks up poppies from the students at Augusta Independent Schools in Augusta, KY.

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Aug 16, 2018

KY State Fair Grounds August 16-26, 2018 FREE with admission to the KY State Fair

2018 KY State Fair KY WWI Exhibit

The KY WWI Centennial Committee invites everyone to come to the KY State Fair to learn more about Kentucky's role in WWI thru this amazing 10,000 square foot exhibit featuring a life-size Camp Zachary Taylor barracks!

Apr 05, 2018

Galt House Louisville, KY April 5-8, 2018 Open to members

Society of Military History National Convention

Established in 1933 as the American Military History Foundation this organization is devoted to the stimulating and advancing the study of military history and today has more that 2700 members.

Mar 22, 2018

Lexington Hilton March 22-24, 2018 open to DAR Members

Kentucky DAR State Conference

The Daughter of the American Revolution will be focusing on WWI during their state conference in Lexington, KY.

Jan 26, 2018

Friday, January 26, 2018 from 4:00pm-6:00pm at the Filson Historical Society FREE Admission

The Evolution of Camp Zachary Taylor

Exhibit Opening - "What Old is New Again: Recent Acquisitions to the Collection" and the Evolution of Camp Zachary Taylor.

Nov 03, 2017

KY WWI Centennial Tree Planting Camp Zachary Taylor Memorial Park in Louisville, KY

Camp Zachary Taylor Memorial Park Tree Planting

Members of the KY WWI Centennial Committee will join Councilman Pat Mulvihil and Louisville Metro Parks in honoring the 100th Anniversary of the opening of Camp Zachary Taylor by planting a tree in the Memorial Park.

Aug 17, 2017

KY State Fair Grounds Louisville, KY Free with Admission to the KY State Fair

2017 KY State Fair KY WWI Exhibit

Join the KY WWI Centennial Committee as they host the KY WWI Exhibit at the 2017 KY State Fair.  The exhibit will highlight Kentucky's role in WWI, as well as, a life-size replica of a Camp Zachary Taylor Barracks, a war trench, an interactive Poppy Wall and original WWI artifacts!

FREE with KY State Fair Admission

August 17-27, 2017

Jun 08, 2017

Frankfort, KY

KY WWI Update before the Interim Joint VMAP Committee

Deputy Commissioner Henry testified before the Interim Joint Committee on Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection on current Ky WWI Commemorative Efforts including the KY Poppy Project.

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Welcome to the KY Poppy Project

As part of the Kentucky WWI Centennial Commemoration we invite you to take part in honoring our heroes by making poppies.  This activity is for people of all ages, groups and organizations.  Inspired by the 5000 Poppy Project in Australia, this amazing display of remembrance is a great way to involve each of you in honoring our history in WWI. Throughout this site you will find information, links, and ideas about how you can become an official "Poppy Partner."

Deputy Commissioner Henry picking up poppies from students at Elkhorn Elementary.

Breckinridge County Elementary School Poppy Pick-up with Ed Day, RA from KDVA.


KY Poppy Partners at work!

Vietnam Veteran, Ron French & wife, picking up poppies from Lewis County Central Elementary School.

Students at Augusta KY Independent Schools make poppies for the KY Poppy Project!

WWI Centennial Recognition Baseball Game  - Louisville Bats!

The Louisville Bats WWI Recognition Baseball Game was a huge success!  Thank you to everyone for attending and making hundreds of poppies for our KY Poppy Project!  Shown here is our National WWI Commissioner, Terry Hamby who threw out a first pitch along with Commissioner Arflack.

Camp Zachary Taylor Tree Planting

Member of the KY WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee join Councilman Pat Mulvihil and Louisville Metro Parks in planting a tree in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the opening of Camp Zachary Taylor in Louisville, KY.  The Tree planting took place at the Camp Zachary Taylor Memorial Park on November 3, 2017.

Southside Elementary School Poppy Pickup

Owsely County Schools create over 900 Poppies for the KY Poppy Project as part of the KY WWI Centennial! Heather French Henry was on hand for the Poppy Pickup!

Heather French Henry joins the kids from Southside Elementary School for a Poppy Pick-up!

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