| images by john ecker, pantheon photography

Poppies Against a Blue Sky, Northern France, photo by John Ecker, Pantheon Photography

POPPIES AGAINST A BLUE SKY, NORTHERN FRANCE: Poppies are widely recognized as a flower of remembrance.  The poppy become a strong emblem remembrance due in large part to the famous poem, In Flanders Fields written by Canadian Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae who wrote the poem on May 3, 1915.  As a Canadian traveler in northern France, it is impossible not to notice the ubiquitous flower.   Most Commonwealth countries observe one or two minutes of silence each year on November 11th at 11:00 a.m. (eleventh day of the eleventh month at the eleventh hour).

Photo illustration by John Ecker     |     Pantheon Photography

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3 responses

  1. Andy

    Wonderful colours!

    May 1, 2011 at 12:09 pm

  2. MNC

    A remarkable photograph. Truly.

    May 1, 2011 at 7:52 am

  3. Very simple, yet very emotional!

    April 30, 2011 at 10:16 pm

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