domingo, 13 de noviembre de 2016


 Remembrance Day, also called Poppy Day, is a memorial day to remember the First World War following a tradition inagurated by King George V in 1919. the hostilities of the war formally ended at "at the 11 hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.". The emblem of the poppy is due to the poem "In Flanders Fields" written by Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae. After Reading it Moina Michael, wrote the poem "We shall remember." and swore to wear a red poppy on the anniversary. This custom spread to Europe and the countries of the British Empire and Commonwealth.


In Flanders fields the poppies grow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place:  and in the sky
The larks still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead.  Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The Torch:  be yours to hold it high!
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

John McCrae

Here you can find more information about this day in 2016. (photos and videos)

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