Huntsville High School Students Manufacture Metal Poppy for Remembrance Day Services

In the spirit of giving back to their community, the Manufacturing Technology class at Huntsville High School is supporting their local legion by making a donation for Remembrance Day.

Conversation sparked with HHS students and teacher of Manufacturing Technology, Jim Milne, about how the legion is not only involved in their local community, but their members volunteer in HHS classes and with the Breakfast Program too. Students agreed that a project donated to the legion would be something that benefitted the community as a whole. From there, the metal moppy was born.

Each student in the class had a small part in the making of the poppy, with one student, Matthew, taking the lead. The class is extremely proud of the hard work for the task, which began just two weeks ago.

Students used a plasma cutter to cut the diamond plate, then grinders and welding machines to assemble the poppy. Band saws, an ironworker, and welding machines were used to manufacture the base, and then the poppy was coated with rust proof paint.

The Remembrance Day service at the Huntsville Legion will begin outside at 10:45 a.m. on November 11th, with the metal poppy on display. The service will finish inside the Huntsville Legion in the upstairs hall following the ceremony.