Sunday, 11 November 2012

Remembrance Day 2012

In Flanders fields the poppies grow
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.

~John McCrae

Today is Remembrance Day/Veteran's Day.  Here in UK, they use poppies to remember their lost soliders and so I've used Ozotic 621. I purchased this a couple of years ago from Picture Polish. I actually ordered the wrong one but this one is soooo gorgeous. It looks like it glows from within.

Here is one of my favorite scenes from Doctor Who: