Thursday, November 3, 2011

Red Poppies

On November 11 this year, it will be 93 years since the Armistice of the First World War....."the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month". Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed in this country to remember the members of the armed forces who died in the line of duty since World War 1.
The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem "In Flanders Fields". These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their brilliant red color an appropriate symbol for the blood spilled in the war. On my walk this morning I saw them everywhere......
Oh, Oh! And almost got hit taking pictures! I do love this tradition!

1 comment:

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I bet that cabbie was not happy to see your smiling face...
6 inches from his poppy.
But the photo was well worth it!!