Don’t Let Their Memory Fade

Selling Poppies for Remembrance DayIn November, 2000, my daughter Meg and I were in England. I took this picture of an elderly woman selling poppies in front of Bath Cathedral for Remembrance Day, what we call Veterans Day. We saw people selling these poppies everywhere, and we bought and wore them, too.

On Remembrance Day, November 11, we had just boarded a train in London and were still in the station when we heard the announcement that it was 11 AM, and that the country was now observing two minutes of silence. Everyone on the train, staff and passengers alike, immediately stopped what they were doing and remained still for two minutes. It was really quite a beautiful thing.

[Reposted from 2008]

One thought on “Don’t Let Their Memory Fade

  • November 11, 2011 at 9:38 am
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    I am glad that you posted a photograph of that nice lady, and can’t believe that was 11 years ago!

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