Remembrance Hold Dear

 

Remembrance hold dear
Those who fought courageously
So we may be free
Life, hope, courage, reassurance
With these we shall keep faith near

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Although, initially started as a remembrance for military who perished in WWI, the red poppy has eventually become a symbol of honor and remembrance for all servicemen who died in any war, not just World War I. This remembrance is traditional in several countries throughout the world.

This photo was taken in the Texas Hill Country, outside of Fredericksburg, at the Wildseed Farms. I love to visit the Wildseed Farm this time of year. It is a riot of glorious color.

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© by rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011

POETRY POTLUCK –
Evolution, Environment and Survival

About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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16 Responses to Remembrance Hold Dear

  1. tasithoughts says:

    This especially touched me, Becca. There is so much we owe those men and women who sacrificed for our country.

    Thanks for reminding us.

    JP

    http://tasithoughts.wordpress.com/2011/04/11/sioux-falls-sparkles/

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  2. Laurie Kolp says:

    Beautiful picture and lovely tribute to our soldiers!

    ~laurie

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  3. Pat Cegan says:

    Very lovely, Becca. I also love the wildflower place. Have never been there but loved to order seeds from them. hugs, pat

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  4. Jingle says:

    lovely reminder,
    love your focus here.

    A++

    Happy Potluck.

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  5. How true all your words match and rings… Yes, all to keep faith near… fit into this week’s theme…

    Thanks for all encouraging words you left for my post… 🙂

    Oh yes, and if you have the time and wish to share, do join in my meme – TT – Tuesday Thankfulness… Hope to see your inspiring words… 🙂

    Oh yes, your poem, reminded me of a poem I wrote in my blog – Remember me…

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  6. It’s sad the fact that we need to have Remembrance day … I personally am against any kind of wars … usually innocent people fighting in the name of somebody, something, die alone somewhere in the name of nothing … But in days like this I take a bow for all these heroes and wish their soul is blessed and safe, faraway from the jungle here! Lovely Becca!

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    • Becca Givens says:

      I agree, and wish there were not wars … when will the human race ever learn? 😦
      I do, however, feel it is important to honor the brave! Thank you for sharing with me. xoxo

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  7. bendedspoon says:

    Beautiful! Saluting here with respect! 🙂

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  8. seabell says:

    I like the idea and the colour association… Where I live there’s a former battle field near I visit often, so I do understand the remembrance feeling.

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    • Becca Givens says:

      In reading of the significance of the poppy – I found its original poem stirring and bittersweet: “In Flanders Fields,” by the Canadian surgeon and soldier John McCrae!

      Thank you for visiting.

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