Monday, November 11, 2013

A Garden Remembrance for Veteran's Day

It's Veteran's Day in the U.S, a holiday established to thank those who have served their country in the armed forces.  Known as Poppy Day in Great Britain, red poppies are the traditional flower on this day.

Poppies aren't blooming in my garden today, but I did find this appropriately red, white, and blue combination in the circle garden.


From the top:  Blue Gregg's Mistflower, White Boneset, and Red Gomphrena 'Strawberry Fields'

Thank you to all our veterans!

10 comments:

  1. Ah, that explains all the red poppies I saw tucked into the lapels of Brits and Canadians in last week's newscasts. Your tribute above is very nice.

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  2. Jenny at Rock Rose blog wrote a beautiful post on Poppy Day a few years ago.

    http://wwwrockrose.blogspot.com/2009/11/flanders-poppy.html

    We went to Ypres years ago and it is sobering. A lovely group of British tourist took us along, explaining it all as we went along. They even recited the poem for us when we found the church was closed.

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  3. Poppy Day indeed here and several memorial services happened yesterday. A time of remembrance to those who fought and lost their lives in the war.

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    1. I enjoy seeing all the beautiful ceremonies from your side of the pond.

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  4. A fabulous red, white and blue floral tribute! Thanks to all who are serving or have served in the past. We are free because of their bravery.

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    1. It is so important to take time to remember and appreciate their service.

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  5. Very pretty, and a fitting remembrance!

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    1. It was nice to do something special for those who serve.

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  6. A beautiful tribute. The use of the poppy comes from the poem "In Flander's Field" Paper poppies are still sold here by the American Legion and it used to be very common to see people wearing them on the day.

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    1. The poppies are sold around here too. I didn't get one this year, but I often do. I'll try to remember next year.

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