denny

denny

Posted on 08/04/2014


Photo taken on August  3, 2014



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From Saint Mary's Church 'Higham' Kent.
Taken 03/08/14. 100 years on from the outbreak of WW1

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XOZ
XOZ
I love the use of poppies in your country. Beautiful image.
2 years ago.
denny
denny
Thank you XOZ. The remembrance poppy (a Papaver rhoeas) has been used since 1921 to commemorate soldiers who have died in war. Inspired by the World War I poem "In Flanders Fields", they were first used by the American Legion to commemorate American soldiers killed in that war (1914–1918). They were then adopted by military veterans' groups in parts of the former British Empire: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Today, they are mainly used in the UK and throughout the Commonwealth to commemorate their servicemen and women killed in all conflicts since 1914. Small artificial poppies are often worn on clothing for a few weeks prior to Remembrance Day/Armistice Day (11 November). Poppy wreaths are also often laid at war memorials.
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.