Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Remember

Tomorrow is Remembrance Day

it is the day that we honour
the brave men and women
who fought in past wars
and present ones


we pin a poppy
over our hearts
to show respect
and to show we care





Flanders Field in Belgium




so although I will remove my poppy tomorrow
I will continue to honour the veterans
that gave me freedom





I remember learning this poem in school
and reciting it on Remembrance Day:


all photos found here

9 comments:

Anne Marie said...

a red poppy.........I really do like them - and your images you posted.....any from your home?

The White Farmhouse said...

What a nice remembrance post. I know I appreciate it when someone takes time out to remember the veterans.

Lori said...

I did not take any of these ~ I have a nice shot that I did take last summer but I did not use it here.

Farmgirl Paints said...

Great tribute Lori. Tomorrow is also my mom and dad's 49th wedding anniversary! Something else to be grateful for:)

Delena said...

Beautiful post!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

I love that you included the poppies. I never knew where that came from, so nice to read the poem.

Tracey said...

A beautiful post and tribute to our brave soldiers Lori!! God bless all of them.

My brother-in-law is career Army and currently serving in Afghanistan...

:) T

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful images on a day that we must remember all of our servicemen, Lori. There is always a Festival of Remembrance at The Royal Albert Hall in London and the most poignant part is when what seems like a million poppy petals fall from the ceiling, one for every serviceman who died. I have watched it nearly every year.
Sorry that I'm late with my comment. I must have tried at least 7 times. I don't know why I'm having so much trouble and I don't want to miss commenting. I don't want you to think I don't care ! XXXX

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Wonderful tribute to our Veterans. I have had the honor to visit Flanders Field...it is awe inspiring and reverent with all the crosses. A photo one never forgets.