Thursday, November 11, 2010

Remembrance Day

I remember wearing these poppy pins as a child.  To me they serve as a reminder to commemorate those who have served their country and sacrificed in times of peace and of war.

From Wikipedia:  Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day, Armistice Day or Veteran's Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries to remember the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and civilians in times of war, specifically since the First World War. This day, or alternative dates, are also recognized as special days for war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries.

1 comment:

  1. I remember these, too. We always wore them on Memorial Day. It's a visual representation of the respect paid for those who've died fighting for their country. I like that tradition.