In a Field of Poppies - We Will Remember Them by Dennis Melling
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In a Field of Poppies - We Will Remember Them by 


A digital painting of a field of poppies.
After John McCrae’s poem In Flanders Fields was published in 1915 the poppy became a popular symbol for soldiers who died in battle.
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Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally ended "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

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  • Dennis Melling
    Dennis Mellingover 2 years ago

  • Gilberte
    Gilberteover 2 years ago

    In Flanders Fields…..I have been there some years ago…very impressive and sad to see hundreds of young boys coming to die in our fields.I have known the second Worldwar and at my parents friends’ house I met an English soldier who was playing with their children.A couple of days later he had to go to the battle of Arnhem in the Netherlands and never came back.

  • War – absolutely awful !!!
    Since those days nothing has changed. We still have wars that are world-wide, just another time – another place.
    A friend and myself, toured the graveyards from the Mediterranean to the North Sea and it is pretty eye opening to see the millions of troops that were killed.
    My grandfather is buried at Ypres.

    – Dennis Melling

  • Samohsong
    Samohsongover 2 years ago

    Not seen so much any more but growing up everyone wore poppies on November 11th! Having a grandfather in WWI in France our family knew the phrase “at the 11th hours of the 11th day of the 11th month” Very nice tribute Dennis! ~Sam

  • When I was young we never saw anyone that wasn’t wearing a poppy and every town, village and city had a procession to the cenotaph. Culminating in a minutes silence at the 11th hour.

    – Dennis Melling

  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsover 1 year ago

    Excellent work Dennis.

  • Thank you very much :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • jessiejoe
    jessiejoeover 1 year ago

  • Thank you very much Jessie :)

    – Dennis Melling

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