November 11, 2009

poppy-themed roundup for veterans day

Posted in holidays, round-up tagged , at 2:05 pm by Brit

Several parts of the world are dedicating today to their armed forces. In America, we’re celebrating Veterans Day. In Canada, the UK, and Australia, they celebrate Remembrance Day.

In all of these countries, the poppy is a symbol of support for these men and women that have made the ultimate sacrifices.

Poppies originated as this symbol in 1915 from this poem written by a soldier (though the soldier was Canadian, it’s symbolized everywhere).

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
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.
— Lt.-Col. John McCrae

So, today I felt it appropriate to do a roundup on poppy-themed items:

roundup

From top left: Wallpaper from Graham & Brown, knob from Anthropologie, pillow from Hable Construction, comforter from Simply Vera Wang by Vera Wang

A big thank you to all of the armed forces for giving us our freedom!

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