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Remembrance Sunday 2019: 750,000 Red Poppies Dropped Over The Cliffs Of Dover By A WWII DC-3 ‘Dakota’.

by Anura Guruge


All images courtesy and with thanks from my favorite newspaper,
the incomparable U.K. “Daily Mail

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They were biodegradable — an paper poppies usually are. {Smile}.

Another outstanding tribute. I am so PROUD and happy. We do this with so much panache.

Wanted to share with YOU in case you hadn’t seen this. I saw this first thing this morning in the ‘Daily Mail‘.




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by Anura Guruge

Remembrance Sunday 2019, London Cenotaph Ceremony Videos, With My Queen Resplendent With 5 Poppies — Brushing Away A Tear.

by Anura Guruge


All images courtesy and with thanks from my favorite newspaper,
the incomparable U.K. “Daily Mail

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For the 3rd time, The Queen, now 93, watched from a balcony and let two generations of her male progeny lay the wreaths. This year, with time, alas, ticking away, she was more emotional than her usual calm, composed, regal self. She brushed away some tears. That was poignant. That she no longer lays the wreath herself is perfectly fine. We all understand and appreciate. She has done her duty — plenty.

This was her 68th Remembrance Sunday. Wow. See b&w image below when she attended with her dad, before she was queen.





For those unfamiliar with this holiday & tradition
please refer to my EARLIER post.
Thank YOU.


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by Anura Guruge

The Ghostly Mesh-Wire WW I Soldiers At “St John’s Churchyard”, Slimbridge, For ‘Remembrance Day’ 2019.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and be AMAZED. So, clever. From ‘TripAdvisor’.


The official church Website. Click to access.


Left image from ‘imgur.com’ & the other from ‘TripAdvisor’.


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Yet again I have to thank my new friend, Craigie, in Halifax, Yorkshire, for bringing this to my attention on Facebook. Thank you, again, Craigie. I have come to realize that she is even MORE of a ‘red poppy’ devotee than I — and that takes some doing.

St John’s, Slimbridge is in Gloucestershire, England. All of England is beautiful, Gloucestershire one of the nicest, most verdant parts.

Amazingly clever. Bravo. So evocative and spot on. I initially thought they were made out of clear plastic. I was wrong. Wire mesh. How brilliant.

And it works so, so well. I am humbled.

When I first saw the pictures it reminded me of the ‘Korean War Memorial’ in Washington, D.C. But, on reflection they are very different. I think the Slimbridge ghosts are so realistic. Wow.

I really am in awe.

Reflect, Remember & Revere.



by Anura Guruge

Riveting & Evocative ‘Red Poppy’ Display At Yorkshire’s ‘Hull Minister’ For ‘Remembrance Day’ 2019.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access coverage and more pictures at ‘Hull Live’.



Yet again I have to thank my new friend in the UK, Craigie, in bonny Yorkshire to boot, for bringing this to my attention. I think she is even MORE of a ‘red poppy’ devotee than I — if that is possible (though in her case it sure seems so).

This just made my day. So happy & proud that folks are going to this much trouble though as causes go, this is up there. So many gave their life for liberty, justice and peace.

This is NOT the only amazing display taking place in a UK church. I will try and cover more — hopefully with Craigie’s help.



by Anura Guruge

Wearing A ‘Red Poppy’, With Pride, For ‘Remembrance Day 2019’ — November 5.

by Anura Guruge


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A tad late this year, but that is OK. Yes, one of my Canadian ‘red poppies’ and I am cool with that since this now time-honored tradition is all due to Canadians. The truth be told, when it comes to the paper ones, I only have Canadian poppies. That is OK. I do need to get some U.K. ones with the green leaf and the more pronounced black ‘button’.

Nobody but nobody commented on it. 98% of Americans have absolutely NO CLUE as to what it is and what it signifies though Americans fought in both Wars — though they were not at ‘Flanders Field‘ in 1915. I would love to see America adopt the custom. I have tried. I wrote to President Obama asking whether he would please wear one on Veterans Day.

Well, as I do every year, I set out to honor the fallen and keep the memory fresh and alive.



by Anura Guruge

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