Published January 8, 2015
SANDY SPRINGS—The eighth-grade class at St. Jude the Apostle Church took part in the Daffodil Project Dec. 19, 2014. The service project as a worldwide goal aspires to build a living Holocaust memorial by planting 1.5 million daffodils around the world in memory of the 1.5 million children murdered during the Holocaust. The first daffodils were planted in 2010, and to date, 77,558 have been planted worldwide.
St. Jude students will add 500 daffodils to the count. The daffodils were planted along the path of the Stations of the Cross between St. Jude Church and School.
The yellow daffodil flower is reminiscent of the Star of David that Jews throughout Europe were forced to wear in public beginning in the late 1930s through May of 1945. The daffodils are symbolic because they bloom with a burst of color and energy each spring, as a reminder that life is eternal.
A goal is to have all Atlanta archdiocesan schools plant a daffodil garden. For information, visit www.daffodilproject.net or contact Nida Mudd at firstname.lastname@example.org.