Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Lest We Forget

November 11th is a day we remember. On this day in 1918, all hostile attacks stopped in WW1. We remember those that died for us in the war on this day, the poppy being the universal symbol of this day and the remembrance of those who lost their life for us.











I recently went up to the Tower of London to see the poppy piece called 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' in which a few ceramic poppies are added to the moat of the tower each day, one for each British and Colonial soldier who died. It was breathtaking to see it in person, and heartbreaking that so many people died in the war. It is a message that this didn't need to happen, and doesn't need to happen again. I will leave you with the poem, from which the title comes, by a British Soldier.
 'The Blood Swept land and seas of red, where angels fear to tread.' 





HGx

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