.by Anura Guruge
1/ British Commonwealth troops WW I … — July 10, 2013.
2/ British WW I recruitment efforts … — July 10, 2013.
3/ King George V’s ‘Great Silence’ proclamation … — July 9, 2013.
4/ Origins Of “Armistice Day” (a.k.a “Poppy Day”) — June 11, 2013.
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Part of My “Poppy Day” series on this Blog.
These are items kindly sent to me by Nancy, which I received on Monday.
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This is a part of my desk. I happen to have a “Lion’s Club” lion (that I picked up at a yard sale) on my desk since the lion is the symbol of my race — and my mother’s maiden name actually means ‘good lion’. I think you all know that the Ceylon/Sri Lanka flag as a rampant, sword wielding lion on it. There have never been lions in Ceylon! This lion symbolism relates to where we came from … central Asia. The other artifact, ‘glued’ to the bottom of my right-hand monitor is a commemorative medal depicting an ancient Ceylonese ‘moonstone’ used as a step.
A clipping of a recruitment poster that was included with the poppies.