Sunday, November 11, 2012

Remembrance Day

A poppy placed alongside a sailor's name... one of the 18500 commemorated on the Royal Navy memorial in Chatham.


  1. A poppy is not a flower I would normally see in gardens or flower shops; I presume it represents that wild flowers that grew in Flanders' killing fields. How powerful that symbol has become, almost 100 years later.

  2. Thanks Emm.

    Hels the poppy is the symbol of the Royal British Legion who provide care and support to former members of the British Armed Forces and their dependents who are in need.

    Originally it was those affected by the First World War but nowadays it is more recent and ongoing wars such as Afghanistan.

    The battlefields of Flanders were covered in poppies after the fighting ended. They like to grow on disturbed ground such as ploughed fields and bomb sites so the battlefields of WWI were ideal.