Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Lest We Forget


Taking time today to be grateful for our freedom, and to reflect on the enormous cost.


In Flanders Fields, printed in 1918 by the Heliotype Co. Ltd. Ottawa | Canadian War Museum

Remembrance Day posts here, here, and here from years past.

Do you know what the poppy means?





Garden Of Flags Honours Fallen Canadians For Remembrance Day, Toronto, 2015


20 comments:

  1. Ok, that commercial had me in tears! How sweet! Yes, may we never forget!
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  2. wow all those little flags -what a beautiful tribute!

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  3. Thank you for remembering and for this powerful post.
    So glad you dropped by http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/11/basilica-shrine-of-saint-mary.html to share.

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  4. We found ourselves (quite by accident) in London two years ago on the poppy day. There was a fun parade and a beautiful memorial ceremony. Glad we got to take part in a very small way.

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  5. The garden of flags is amazing. What a tribute. It's amazing that the poem still gets to me every single year. Even though I have heard it my whole life, it still catches my breath and brings a tear. One of the greatest pieces of poetry ever written.

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  6. Such a sad but poignant time of year. X #happydiaries

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  7. What a beautiful post. Thanks for linking up.

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  8. A beautiful reminder of our freedom. Thank you for posting at #happydiaries Jenn. Have a lovely day!

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  9. I like that you linked this to #happydiaries. Even though it is a day of sadness, the ongoing observation and the gratitude it symbolises are quite wonderful.

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  10. That flag photo is powerful. Such a great reminder.

    Thanks for linking up with The Alder Collective. Your post has been pinned to our group board. We hope you'll join us again next Tuesday at 8 pm EST.

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  11. We should never forget and remember that loses were not confined to Europe

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  12. I totally get why you shared this one Jenn. Yes its sad to think of those who have died, but also a sense of pride and unity as well. I marked the two minute silence in a busy town centre. everybody stopped and fell silent. It was a magic moment. Tracey xx #happydiaries

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  13. Such a timely post - and it is so good to continue to remember. That garden of flags is beautiful. Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo x

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  14. So many lives lost. The photos are precious. Thanks for sharing and thanks for linking on Amanda's Books and More!

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  15. Little wonder that we observe with silence, words don't really seem to suffice do they?

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