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Postby Guinness Fan » Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:34 pm

Each year, at the beginning of November, I wear a poppy-flower on my lapel as a sign of respect/rememberance of Armistice Day (Veterans Day) ~ the cessation of hostilities of the First World War (the 11th hour of the 11th month, 1918)... So many of my European colleagues have asked me "what's that you're wearing?"...And when I explain the significance ~ they reply - "oh yeah, that..." I REALLY wonder....

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields

If you've never been to a WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Arlington Cemetery...regardless of who's buried there....GO!

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Re: Poppies...

Postby nimby » Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:49 pm

There is an old, historic cemetery just up the road. I try to go to their Remembrance Day ceremonies every year. So emotional.
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