Friday, November 7, 2014

Based on "In Flanders' Field" a poem by John McCrae about World War 1.

Libera's lovely video sung by precious young boys, whom we can only hope will never need to go to war. 

Remember to wear a poppy on Tuesday! 

-- Your poppy doesn't have to be ceramic, but wouldn't it be cool if it were?  Here are a few which will soon be on sale.  These poppies, from an art installation, called Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, are the main part of London's tribute to WWI.  It is the creation of ceramic artist Paul Cummins and by November 11th it will feature 888,246 ceramic poppies, each representing the British and Colonial soldiers killed during the war.

The poppies were hand-made by 50 potters at Cummins' Derby studio using only techniques available to potters during the First World War, meaning each poppy will be individual and unique.

The setting is by stage designer Tom Piper, who has calculated 50 poppies per square metre would be necessary to fill the 16 acres of moat: 'When you think of it in terms of pure logistics it can get very mechanical, but when you consider that each of these poppies will represent a life it becomes very poignant.' 
Pictures: REUTERS
Other magnificent photos, including an aerial, can be found HERE.
-- I'm wondering: Do you know a veteran or service person to thank on Veterans' Day?  How will you celebrate Veterans' Day this year?


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