by Susan Barlow | November 11, 2017

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When I was growing up, Remembrance Day ( Nov 11) as it was called then, was a major event. Schools were closed and our families went to the War Memorial for the service in honor of fallen soldiers and those serving to keep us all free and safe. Several wreaths were presented during the service.

So today, I share with you the wonderful wreath created by the Royal School of Needlework.

Here are the comments from the RSN.

"Today we remember those who died or suffered in service during wartime and commemorate their sacrifice to the nation.

RSN Degree students will lay the Remembrance Poppy Wreath in a memorial service at Hampton Court Palace. Each year, students add their own hand-stitched poppies to the wreath, making a thoughtful and lasting tribute to the heroes of war.

Lest we forget. "

Here is a closeup of some of the individual poppies that were created for this wreath.  

 This poem , perhaps familiar to many of you, was one we all memorized.

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
        In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
        In Flanders fields.


Beautiful and original! A beautiful memorial.

Kim Millet (required) - November 11, 2017

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