by Anura Guruge
a/ King George V’s ‘Great Silence’ proclamation … — July 9, 2013.
b/ Origins Of “Armistice Day” (a.k.a “Poppy Day”) — June 11, 2013.
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I am very fond of ‘The Royal British Legion‘. In my book they can do no wrong. Of course I grew up buying poppies from them come November. So even now I, around to this time of year, start with them when I want to get ready for 11/11.
I am glad I visited today. Today starts their WATCH — and with that mine.
I was going to start my countdown today and it is great that it coincided with the official WATCH. Sometimes the stars do align themselves propitiously.
Please note that this year is going to be SPECIAL because it is the 100th year anniversary of the start of WW I — which gave rise to this always moving, and IMPORTANT, memorial day. Hence why it was such a shame as to what happened in Ottawa (Canada) yesterday in front of their ‘National War Memorial’. So we are going to make 2014 even MORE special.
Please check the “Red Poppy” tab above and please search on ‘Tower’ for all the posts on the 888,246 ceramic Red Poppy extravaganza in London. Yes, one of those ceramic poppies is MINE. I have already bought it. It won’t be shipped till after the event, i.e., 11/11/2014 — and as such I will not get it till 2015. That is OK.
Please support THE cause. Wear a Red Poppy with PRIDE — even IF you are American. I am doing my best to get more and more Americans to wear a Red Poppy ahead of November 11. I have written twice to Obama but he has snubbed me. ThankYOU.