Wednesday, November 11, 2009

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. .

9 comments:

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

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  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.

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

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

    Your poppy is beautiful!

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

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

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

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Thank you!