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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veteran's Day, Remembrance Day...Lest We Forget

Today is Veteran's Day...and a week ago England celebrated Remembrance Day or Poppy Day for the poppies of Flanders from World War I. I just wanted to remember that again...especially because of it's memorable phrase...Lest We Forget...

 I wanted to post a reminder of the memorable Tower Of London installation commemorating Britain's entry into World War I in 2014. The Tower of London area was surrounded with 888,246 red ceramic poppies...the number of British casualties in the war...

The Times Online posted this photo of the Tower with the completed exhibit from the air, and a friend of mine who was in London at the moment, visited the Tower and sent me this photo....

 Look at the way they poured from a window...the scope of it is truly amazing. Thank you, too, to all the veterans who have given so much for our freedom.  It is especially poignant and amazing...and helps to visualize the tragic loss of life through just one war...each poppy represented a life cut short.  Thank you. The poppies were in place until Nov. 11 when they were be sold for 25 pounds each to raise funds for charities, 11.2 million pounds.

Below...Dunoon Buckingham poppy mug at Antiques And Teacups

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