Sunday, November 8, 2009

Red Poppy Sunday

In the UK, today is Remembrance Sunday. This date was established after the “Great War”, which was World War I. But then WWII came along, and then several other conflicts, including the current ones.  Remembrance-SundayAs I mentioned in my post last year, paper poppies are sold everywhere to raise money for veterans of the numerous wars and conflicts. Everyone wears them, from punks to pensioners to posh tots. They are sold in Tube stations and in grocery stores. They unite the country in a very visible way… in a way like nothing here in the US does. Queen-Elizabeth-IIBritish forces all over the world, from those currently serving,Afghanistan to the aging Chelsea Pensioners, stop to remember their fallen comrades spanning the generations.Chelsea-PensionersPlease take a moment to remember those who have lost their lives to ensure our freedom and safety, both here in the US and all over the world.