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Honoring those who fought for freedom…

November 6, 2014

England is honoring all the British Commonwealth soldiers who died during World War 1 with a ceramic poppy placed around the Tower of London for each one. The images are overwhelming. This was supposed to be the war to end all wars.

Remember our fallen soldiers on Veteran’s Day.

Volunteers Continue To Plant Ceramic Poppies At Tower Of London popies 2 poppies 3

Images courtesy of Google Images

11 Comments leave one →
  1. November 6, 2014 4:08 pm

    Unbelievable. Too bad other countries don’t do the same in a similar place of honour. It (almost) puts things into perspective, doesn’t it? Lest we forget. Thanks for sharing.

    • November 6, 2014 4:13 pm

      Yup, almost. When I saw these images, I was shocked. This is only the British Commonwealth…not the United States, Germany or all the other countries involved. What a waste of human lives.

  2. November 6, 2014 5:15 pm

    Wow — I didn’t know they did that. Strangely, I just started reading a book about a woman who worked as a driver in WWI. What a waste is right (the lives, not the book).

    • November 6, 2014 5:20 pm

      I don’t know if they do this every year, but the War began in 1914 so this is probably special. And it IS special. I’ve heard of the book and am looking forward to reading it.

  3. November 6, 2014 6:51 pm

    Now that was is amazing site. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

    • November 6, 2014 7:20 pm

      It was my pleasure. We have to remember them.

  4. November 7, 2014 7:23 am

    So beautiful, so poignant. I had seen this photo. In Canada, where I was raised, we wear a poppy on our lapel through November to honour Remembrance Day (same day as Veteran’s Day). As a child, we sold the poppies & the money goes to the Canadian Legion for Veterans affairs. There is always a ceremony in town to lay a wreath; Dad’s cousin died at Normandy – he was 19. Dad always attended that ceremony as did many of his generation.

    Thank you for bringing poppies to the front of my memories today.

  5. November 7, 2014 9:04 am

    Incredible to see the overhead view – puts the war and lost lives in a whole different perspective.

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