Remembrance Poppies

They Shall Not Grow Old, As We Grow Old

Pippa and Ellie Remembrance, Seasonal Leave a Comment

There is a curious irony in that one of the most universal use of “silk” or paper flowers is the famous Poppy worn by millions throughout the world on Remembrance Sunday to honour those fallen in battle and to symbolise hope and peace amongst conflict.

“In Flanders’ fields the poppies blow”
Lt.Colonel John McCrae, Canadian Army.

In 1915 amidst the mud torn and battle scarred fields, the little red poppy (Papaver Rhoeas) flourished even in the middle of the fiercest fighting. When a friend of McCrae’s, Lt.Alex Helmer, was killed at Ypres, he wrote the now world famous poem “In Flanders’ Fields”…..