From Flanders Fields

May 1915 Canadian Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae wrote . .

“In Flanders fields the poppies blow, between the crosses, row on row. . "

The poppies grow between rows of white crosses and here in Canada the poppy has become a symbol of remembrance for the fallen soldiers who have sacrificed their lives that we might have freedom.

The poppies I have growing in my pots are from seeds brought back from Flanders Fields by a friend.

They bloom in Summer and when they do. . .

I think about the rows of crosses they have originated from.

Today is a day to remember. .
a day to be thankful. .
a day to think of those who live in oppression around the world.
A day to think about what we all can do. .
to make a difference for humanity.
All for now. .


  1. Today at 11 am I will observe a minute of silence for our 'Heroes'.

  2. That is so cool to have poppy seeds from Flanders Fields. They are beautiful flowers - and have such deep significance especially to us as Canadians.

  3. I'm remembering and I'm thankful!
    Great post Lovella!

  4. We've been reminded this week of those who still live in oppression.
    I don't want to forget ...

    Your poppy is beautiful!

  5. How special to have poppies from Flander's fields as a reminder of those who have sacrificed on our behalf.

  6. This is a meaningful tribute. I think red poppies are a special reminder of important people.

  7. That is so special to have poppy seed from Flanders Fields. Thank you for posting this. Quinn and Tammy


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