Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Flower of Faith

At 11 am on November 11 in 1918, World War 1 ceased. On November 11 many still bow their heads in remembrance of the 11 hour of the 11 day of the 11 month.

Flower of Faith

The perennial poppy symbolized sacrifice and renewal to millions of Allied troops of the First World War.

I remember my Grandfathers brother , Uncle Jim that was a veteran of World War 1 when I was a child.


Frank Baker said...

Good morning. Thanks for reminding me about the poppy. Glad The Bennie is home.

Winifred said...

I love those poppies. So pretty and they survived the horrors of that war. A symbol of hope for us.

I've just watched an Armistice Day service on TV and there were 3 veterans of WW1 there laying wreaths at the Cenotaph in London. The eldest was 112 years old, he's the oldest man in Europe, amazing. The youngest was a mere 108 years.

After the service they were off for lunch with the Prime Minister. Not sure if that would be something I would want to do but I suppose it's an honour.

Darla said...

Great post.

bennie and patsy said...

Winifred, I read about that. What could they think about all they have see over so many years of change.

Charlene said...

Enjoyed your post. We all owe a debt to all those who died in service to our country.

Gretchen said...

Great post! We all need to remember the sacrifices, but not just today. Our troops deserve that every day.

Renie Burghardt said...

Very nice post, Patsy. My younger son Greg took me to Pocahontas, Arkansas to the Super Walmart today, and we stopped at the beautiful Courthouse there, for the touching ceremony honoring veterans. Unfortunately, I forgot my camera!

I hope the Bennie is doing much better today.