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Take a walk in Blue Bell Woods listen to the sounds around you, of bird song and bees. Smell the flowers and the scent of Spring in the air. Every year is a new beginning and every day a blessing

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Rememberance Day.................England.

Remembrance Day, or Poppy Day is this Sunday. It is always held on a Sunday. The true date is 11.11.11 The Eleventh hour and eleventh day of the eleventh month. This year will be 11.11.11.11
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The poppy is the symbol of the blood that was shed during WW1 but became the everlasting symbol for those who died in wartime, who were injured and who served their country. No matter how we feel about war, these men and women gave their all. When their country needed them they served.

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My father was taken prisoner in Singapore and served most of his time in Japanese POW camps. My uncle who I never met died at Dunkirk on the beaches there and he is buried in France. He left behind a baby daughter my cousin Pat. For those men who never came back and those who suffered from wounds physical or mental because of their service............we Remember them.

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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.

1 comment:

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Such a lovely tribute, sadly they don't sell the poppies in the states like they do in England, I miss that.
~Jo