Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Remembering Veterans-ABC WEDNESDAY "R"


I should have posted this on Veterans' Day on November 11, but better late than never.  When I was a child, paper poppies were sold on Armistice Day (the former label) and were commonplace on everyone's lapel.  It is hardly done anymore, but I wish that it still was a tradition, as it seems to be in other countries on their Remembrance Day.

Linking to ABC Wednesday

25 comments:

  1. veteran's still sell their poppies here and we buy them every year. don't notice anyone wearing them though, which is sad...

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  2. Beautiful flower! well capture..

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  3. Oh wow, that is beautiful. I agree, would be nice to bring it back.

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  4. My father continued to buy paper poppies until he passed, I still have the last one he bought. Many thanks to every veteran.

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  5. A few times while traveling we have driven by a field of poppies, a delightful sight. I did not know about their association with Armistice Day.

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  6. Looks like O'Keeffe's painting.

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    1. yes, it does, but it's Nature's painting!

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  7. Love the Red poppies and I remember buying them from the veterans as a child.

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  8. i wish we still did that in the US, too. i remember my father wearing his poppy.

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  9. My post about Remembrance Day was in time for Our World on Tuesday, but late for ABC on Wednesday. But shouldn't we remember those who died in all those wars, every single day?
    Wil, ABCW Team.

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  10. The paper poppies don't hold a candle to the beauty of the real thing that you captured but you brought back sweet memories of my grandparents selling poppies for the American Legion.

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  11. Here in Canada, just about everyone wears a poppy over their heart for a week or two before Remembrance Day (November 11). I didn't realize it wasn't done in the U.S.

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  12. People in Canada wear poppies (artificial ones) in the weeks leading up to Veteran's Day. I wonder why that hasn't caught on in the US?

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  13. I miss the poppies also. The tradition is in need of being revived.

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  14. Those are pretty, and seem to hold a historical value too.

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  15. Maybe you can start a trend and reinstate the tradition!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday

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  16. I suspect that poppies aren't sold so much in the U.S. anymore as the WWII and Koran War generations die off. The Vietnam War was a hard experience for the current generation of aging vets. We may have fewer who are looking for remembrance.

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  17. I never knew what the poppies had to do with your remembrance, but on tv it was explained to us last night, it is all about a poem and somebody from Belgium read it. We don't remember the First WW because the Netherlands didn't interfere in that one. WW II is remembered in May in our country.

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  18. I loved those red paper poppies.

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  19. What a beautiful photo of the poppies.

    Leslie
    abcw tea

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  20. Poppies are standard on this side of the border at this time of year. That's a good shot of the real thing, Kate!

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  21. Yes, I remember when poppies were common. Biebkriebels is referring to the poem "In Flanders Field." I know you like to research topics that interest you, so go look at http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/flanders.htm.

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  22. Beautiful photo of the poppies - when we visited my husband's brother's grave near Caen we saw the real Flanders fields poppies growing around the countryside.

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  23. nice capture.beautiful photo of the poppies

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  24. which lens did you use?

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