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Monday, November 17, 2014

888,246 Poppies

I didn't want to forget to post this little video about the moving display of poppies that was set up to commemorate, what we call Veterans Day, and what the British call Remembrance Day, November 11. The day denotes the end of World War I at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918. This year, the British have gone all out in remembering the day because 2014 is the 100th anniversary of the start of the war.

The poppy display surrounding the Tower of London has attracted scores of visitors. You can read more about it here.

Most people associate red poppies with the holiday we celebrate in May, Memorial Day. The poem most closely associated with the poppy is this one (click on the image to enlarge for easier reading):

Photo by Harry Pope, poem added by Diane Mayr.

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