Poppy Appeal by patjila

“Please remember those who don’t return”

Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day, Armistice Day or Veterans Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries to remember the members of their armed forces who have died on duty since the First World War. This day, or alternative dates, are also recognized as special days for war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the official end of World War I on that date in 1918, as the major hostilities of World War I were formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month” of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice. (Note that “at the 11th hour” refers to the passing of the 11th hour, or 11:00 a.m.)
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The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem In Flanders Fields. These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their brilliant red colour an appropriate symbol for the blood spilt in the war.

Thank you so much Don Davis for sending me the poppies to Holland….I had one during my stay in the UK, but lost it, now back in Holland I couldn’t get one anymore.

I deeply respect the way the remembrance and the fundraising is done by so many people young and old…


When sales are made I will donate a part of my earnings to the Poppy appeal.

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  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsover 3 years ago

    Excellent Annet. x

  • Thank you Richard…I am thankful that I am able to live in freedom and express it…

    – patjila

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 3 years ago

    What a lovely capture of this emblem, Annet. We have them here and it’s great to see them on almost every lapel, wherever you go.

  • Thank you Mike, that is exactly what is so wonderful…when I saw that for the first time I was deeply impressed and still am..a tradition that must never stop…

    – patjila

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 3 years ago

    Great work.

  • Thank you Julie!

    – patjila

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 3 years ago

    Excellent work and so timely.

  • Thank you so much Don it’s from the heart…even though I am Dutch…

    – patjila

  • Photography by Mathilde
    Photography by...over 3 years ago

    Simple and very poignant, Annet – Excellent tribute to all those that have given their lives and those that are STILL making that final sacrifice in the theatre of war xx

  • So true said Mattie..thank you it’s my way to share in remembrance.

    – patjila

  • finepix
    finepixover 3 years ago

    Hi Annet,I bought two traditional style poppies at the weekend and they both fell apart after only wearing them a short time,the quality of the standard poppies are not as good as they used to be. I have now bought a beautiful enamelled metal poppy which is a lot nicer.
    We need to keep reminding the younger people of the two great wars and what our ancestors fought for….We must never ever forget.
    Thanks for putting this up x

  • Thank you Dave x

    – patjila

  • Aggpup
    Aggpupover 3 years ago

    Great sentiment expressed well in words & image

    For Those…

  • Thank you David.

    – patjila

  • Kelvin Hughes
    Kelvin Hughesover 3 years ago

    Great work

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 3 years ago

    thankyou for sharing this!!

  • Charmiene thank you.

    – patjila

  • Gilberte
    Gilberteover 3 years ago

    It’s nice that people remember but so sad all these young boys killed! I saw the cemetaries in Flanders…unbelievable…so many ! Very good shot Annet

  • Thank you Gilberte so true…the Flander Fields are a silent monument for sure…I read about it and heard some stories and that shall never be forgotten…

    – patjila

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