Tag Archives: Remembrance Day 2020

My ‘Red Poppy’ Collection Ahead Of Remembrance Day 2020 — I.E., 11/11/2020.

by Anura Guruge

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reflect & REMEMBER.

My ‘Tower of London‘, Paul Cummins’ ceramic poppy from 2014.

Only a week left for the Momentous Day. I will start wearing my Canadian Red Poppy as of today.

by Anura Guruge

Wearing A ‘Red Poppy’, With Pride & Respect, For ‘Remembrance Day 2020’ — November 9.

by Anura Guruge

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Still ahead of 11/11. My first time in public of late. SMILE. 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.

Last year’s picture.

by Anura Guruge