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Lest we forget…

In memorium of Armistice Day, and in appreciation for all veterans for their service.

When we were in England in 2018, the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, there was a very moving memorial installation based on poppies. It was an amazing work of art, both in the creation of every individual poppy and the very careful placement to get the overall effect.

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Dark Red.

Photos of red poppies in honor of Verteran's and Armistice Day.

100 Years Ago

The armistice that ended World War I began 100 years ago today. Europe lost almost an entire generation of men in that war.

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In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
        In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
        In Flanders fields.

The Poppies: Weeping Window art installation is a memorial to those who lost their lives in World War I. These photos are from when it was at Carlisle Castle last June.

Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word: Remembrance