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This Remembrance Day is a particularly poignant one here in Canada, coming just a few weeks after two of our men were killed in their own country by extremists. It is rare to see anyone in our streets not wearing a poppy. Still though we must never forget what has happened, we need to move on to the future in the hope that one day, it will not be necessary for any person young or old to give their life in war. That will always be my hope and prayer.

When we were in London in September they were just starting to place the ceramic poppies around the Tower of London


The following picture gives you an idea of the display now finished here and here It stretches the whole way around as the second picture below shows. The final poppy will be place tomorrow on Remembrance Day




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Nov. 11th, 2014 12:11 pm (UTC)
What a well put together video. Thanks for posting it. The images on it from all the wars; humans never learn, it's like it's in our DNA to slaughter each other.

Wonderful images of the poppies, to see it in real life and to know that each one represents a dead soldier must be very sobering.

Hugs you Liz
Nov. 12th, 2014 12:19 am (UTC)
I was very impressed with the video, sometimes it is hard to find one which expresses what you want.

It was quite something to actually see it when we were there, and at that time it wasn't nearly finished. The poppies have been sold, with the proceeds going to different veteran organizations, but some may be kept with the idea of taking them to different towns and communities.

I wonder if we will ever learn, when you look at that and think of all those men, dead, yet we keep on going to war. I just don't understand it.

Hugs you back.
Nov. 11th, 2014 04:10 pm (UTC)
War is just bad and yep human nature is egoistic and greedy. And there's a lot of money in war, so I guess it's here to stay.

I'm a bit annoyed that I didn't go see the poppies when in London, but guess the finished one will still be there when I go next time.

Nov. 12th, 2014 12:26 am (UTC)
I'm not sure what it would take to end the idea that going to war solves the problem whatever that may be.

From what I understand the poppies will be removed starting tomorrow, but some may remain for a bit longer. Some of the poppies have been sold with the proceeds to go to different veteran organizations, but there is talk of keeping a number to take to different towns.

My sister is there this week and said it is a very moving experience to see the display as it is now.

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