Fallen

Rememberance poppyDead and dying
like fallen soldiers;
leaves on the grass.

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This one for ‘Remembrance Day’ today – although all the services and ceremonies took place over the weekend. Britain adopted the poppy as a symbol of remembrance for all those killed in war after WWI, when poppies were the first flowers to bloom in the killing fields of France.

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. julespaige
    Nov 11, 2013 @ 14:44:29

    I have family who served in WWII In the Army and Navy (also the Navy during a peace time) and currently have a niece and nephew serving in the Army.

    Thank you to all the service men and women everywhere!

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  2. journeyintopoetry
    Nov 11, 2013 @ 15:29:38

    A lovely tribute Jackie, thank you.
    Thinking about my father andgrandfather among all of them. Xx

    Reply

    • Libby
      Nov 12, 2013 @ 10:48:13

      Thank you Christine. Not sure who Jackie is though! It is nice that there was a tribute to the Merchant Seamen during the Festival of Remembrance – the part they played is often neglected.

      Reply

  3. journeyintopoetry
    Nov 12, 2013 @ 11:28:52

    Haha! Im so sorry! Id been on the phone to a friend, i must have still been half there when I commented on your post. That is most unlike me. Apologies 😦 x

    Reply

  4. furrylittlegnome
    Nov 14, 2013 @ 23:15:23

    Love seeing how London and the rest of the UK commemorates this day – with the pageantry and ceremony it deserves!

    Reply

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