Sunday, November 11, 2018

Remembrance Day

Hello Sunday Readers,

Remembrance Day (sometimes known informally as Poppy Day) is a memorial day many states commemorate since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. 
Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November in most countries to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918.
Today we commemorated 100 years of the end of one of the most devastated and dreadful wars the humanity had to endure.
The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem "In Flanders Fields" written by Canadian physician Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae
Poppies were worn for the first time at the 1921 anniversary ceremony. These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of  Flanders in World War I; their brilliant red color became a symbol for the blood spilled in the war.
At the beginning real poppies were worn, but at a conference in 1920, the National American Legion adopted it as their official symbol of remembrance. At this conference, Frenchwoman Anna E. GuĂ©rin was inspired to introduce the artificial poppies commonly used today.
This unique and important familiar emblem of Remembrance Day has been represented by many artists as a piece of jewellery. 

This beautiful brooch in crystals and alloy from RHao.

Lovely examples like this gold brooch from Klaritta Jewellery from UK.

This poppy stud earrings in alloy from Canex50

Take pleasure and enjoy this cold and sunny fall Sunday 
I found this words from Billy Graham: "Courage is contagious”, I want to share them with you today in memory of our heroes!


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