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
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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