Remembrance Sunday, which falls today, 8 November 2015, is a day for the nation to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.
I do hope that you can read this poem as it explains why the Poppy was chosen as the Remembrance Flower.
I’m so impressed with this picture.
My daughter sent for one of the ceramic poppies that were on show at the Tower of London earlier this year and brought it up for me to see.
Just as she was getting into the car to drive the long journey home we remembered that we had not taken a photo of it with the Sashas, so a Sasha was quickly taken from nearby shelving for these few photos below.
Each poppy wass individually crafted by hand and I was amazed at how heavy each one was.
‘Eternal rest give unto them O Lord. May they rest in peace. Amen.’
My thoughts and prayers go out to the families who suffered loss of lives of their loved ones…..
…. and give thanks that my then young, recently married and father to me, although wounded twice, was spared and came back after serving for several years in Egypt and Italy.