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poppies for armistice


The poem, In Flanders Fields, by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, was written in 1915 in memory of those soldiers lost during the First World War. It refers to the red poppies that grew over graves of the fallen and was instrumental in the remembrance poppy becoming the most recognised memorial symbol for soldiers who have died in conflict.


Remembering all those who have fallen.

The poppies, which the Model and I are both wearing with pride today, were knitted from the same pattern used for this Winter brooch. I sewed a smattering of vintage black faceted glass beads into the centre. Full details here on Ravelry.

11 comments:

  1. What a beautiful way to remember!

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  2. Your poppies are beautiful, as is your post.
    As a school girl, our class always read In Flanders Field at Remembrance Day ceremonies, that I committed the verses to memory, it is one of my favourite poems, especially today.

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  3. Beautiful poppy, touching words :)

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  4. Remembering with you Kate. Such beautiful poignant words... I love your poppy too.
    Lest we forget.
    Love Maria x

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  5. I used that poem on my blog today too, we must never forget!
    V x

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  6. Such beautiful, poignant yet raw words. Thanks for sharing xo

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  7. What a sweet way to pay tribute!! The poppy is amazing!

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  8. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing!! xo Heather

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  9. Pretty,so very pretty Kate. Clever knitting Kate. The vintage beads look perfect. Love that poem xox

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