10 Nov '11, 11pm

“In Flanders fields the poppies blow" - a 2008 post about Remembrance Day:

“In Flanders fields the poppies blow" - a 2008 post about Remembrance Day:

A friend’s colleague came back from some event with a poppy on his lapel. Queried, he said he had no idea why they had distributed the plastic flower at that European company. Perhaps the host felt everyone was familiar with the reason or else the explanation that might have been offered at the event at some point was missed. Still, I think most Singaporeans are unfamiliar with Remembrance Day which is also known as Veterans Day in the US and Armistice Day in France. Wikipedia describes Remembrance Day as: “a day to commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war, specifically since the First World War. It is observed on 11 November to recall the end of World War I on that date in 1918…. The day was specifically dedicated by King George V, on 7 November, 1919, to the observance of members of the armed forces who were killed during...

Full article: http://otterman.wordpress.com/2008/11/13/in-flanders-fiel...

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