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Remembrance Day – Eleventh Hour of the 11th day of the 11th Month.

11th day of the 11th month – my old article
#Remembranceday #11th of November


Artificial Red poppies are sold globally to mark the Remembrance day this week. Below  is an article  which I   have written 2 years ago for the Tamil Week. 

Remembrance Day (11.11.11) – Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields

10 November 2011, 1:48 pm

By Saba-Thambi

Ever since I bought the red artificial poppy in Colombo in the nineteen eighties, I have been fascinated by the symbolism behind the artificial flower. Red poppies are sold in memory of the fallen soldiers of the World Wars I & II.

Silk Poppy – Australia-Pic: Alfiet

Generally the day is referred to as the Remembrance Day, and a minute of silence is observed on the 11th minute of the 11th hour of the 11th month of each year.

The symbolism originated with the British Empire and became a practice with other countries in later years. The proceeds…

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