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Sunday, 11 November 2012

In Flanders fields

Today is Remembrance Day.
 I made this in commemoration.

I have used a First World War poem by John McCrae on my pages but I am well aware that Remembrance Day commemorates those who have died in the line of duty not just in the First World War but in many wars since then.

 I used this picture as my background.......I took it a few days ago in Prague, it is the Old Jewish Cemetery and although it is not a war cemetery I use it as a symbol of all those fallen and buried.




Remember.

10 comments:

Nigel Roberts said...

Perfect.

Cestina said...

This is stunning, especially the blood red poppies. I am just reading a series of books written during the First World War and am horrified by the almost matter-of-fact way the terrible toll in lives is accepted and glorified. Though I suppose it was the only way the women could come to terms with the loss of their menfolk.

Gráinne said...

It is absolutely wonderful and 'tasteful' and does justice to the cause, I think. Thanks for sharing this great picture. I have been there in 1987 with my class when I was still at school, well before the fall of the Berlin Wall; I think it has been a little different in Prague then, but I enjoyed this stay very much. Thanks for reminding me ...
Best, Suzanne

Lisa Purcell said...

This is so moving. I just lost my stepdad, a
WWII veteran and I know he would have loved this tribute to those he lost in the war.

Barb Cady said...

Beautiful. Nothing else to be said.
Thank you.x

butterfly said...

Such powerful pages - thank you.
Alison x

Kim Dellow said...

Beautiful remembrance. Kim

almostheavengifts said...

Thanks for sharing a poem long lost to most of the world.

Lillibelle said...

Your ART journal pages look absolutely fantastic. I especially love the gorgeous poppies.

Gaby Bee said...

Great remembrance. Love the vibrant red poppies! Brilliant!