They shall not grow old as we who are left grow old,
Age shall not wither them nor the years condemn;
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We shall remember them.
We shall remember them.

Picture of Remembrance.
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kelseymh9 years ago
When my wife and I moved to Vancouver, it was September. In early November, people all (yes, almost everyone!) started wearing these red flower pins on their lapels -- people on the street, the newscasters, politicians... At some point, my wife asked one of her colleagues what this was all about, and they replied, "duh...Remembrance Day."

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
between the crosses, row on row...
On a slightly lighter note (and I'm sub-posting this under myself, rather than cluttering the top level of good and sensitive posts), a couple of years ago my wife and I hosted a party for friends over Veterans' Day weekend. For the decorations we went with a poppy theme (which is bloody hard to find, by the way!) -- napkins, plates, flowers, everything -- and we both wore the poppy pins we'd saved from Vancouver. Only our Canadian friends made the connection :-)
To the veterans.
To the veterans!
<holds up tankard of Rocket's Moon Fuel (see upcoming ible)>
KentsOkay9 years ago
They have fallen, paid the price We must never forget why
That's really cool kiteman.
How beautiful.

Have you lost someone dear, Kiteman?
It's Rememberance Sunday in the UK.
And Remembrance Day today (Tuesday 11 Nov) in Canada.
And Veteran's day on Tuesday in the USA (11/11/08)
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