My Poppy Pin Collection For ‘Remembrance Day’ (‘Poppy Day’) 2014 Has Grown.
by Anura Guruge
a/ King George V’s ‘Great Silence’ proclamation.
b/ Origins Of “Armistice Day” (a.k.a “Poppy Day”).
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Now that the countdown for 2014 ‘Remembrance Day‘ has started, as of yesterday, I went looking for my Poppy Pin collection — as opposed to the actual ‘paper’ poppies that I also have. I couldn’t remember what I had! That is par for the course. I buy stuff, online, and then kind of lose track of them.
I was delighted to see that I had bought 4 new ones, rather nice ones at that, since Poppy Day last year. These are the 4 four to the RIGHT. The one with the concentric circles, in case you don’t know, is the British “Royal Air Force” (RAF) insignia with a poppy. The one next to that is a Rugby Union pin. The oval, yellow one, with a border of poppies is from Australia and honors their fallen — and they had a LOT that sadly fell.
If you don’t know who is featured on the last pin I feel bad for you. I think it is my favorite. I wore it with pride yesterday. My plan is to always wear a Poppy Pin between yesterday and November 11, 2014 when I am out. Yesterday I had teacher conferences at ACS. I wore it on a black sweater. So it was fairly noticeable. Nobody, other than my two kids, commented on it. They spotted it at once. First time they had seen it. Devanee, at once, knew who it was. I was happy.
I haven’t looked at nay pins recently. I have been idly looking at lens for the camera. I just want to get a feel for the lay of the land. I don’t really need a lens for the Canon T3i, but then again I can convince myself, without too much trouble, that I need two or three to give me decent coverage from 28mm to 300mm. But I might, right now, go and do some Poppy Pin shopping.
Please wear a Poppy with pride. It will make you feel righteous.