Tag Archives: Remembrance Day

2016 Poppy Day/Remembrance Day In Britain: Marching Band At Waterloo Station, London.

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Remembrance Day/Poppy Day 2016, In The U.K., Will Be On Sunday, November 13.

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My Paul Cummins “Tower of London” Ceramic Red Poppy from 2014 — centenary.


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Click to access official “British Legion” page for 2016 “Remembrance Sunday”.


With this post we kick off the 2016 “Poppy Day” posts.

Remembrance, Honor & Pride.



by Anura Guruge

NYSE Further Insults Veterans & The World: Features China’s Despicable ‘Singles Day’ On Veterans Day.

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chingchongRelated posts:
>> Despicable Chinese & 11/11 Singles Day.
>> Contacting World Leaders re. Singles Day.

>> U.S. stands IMPOTENT while China cocks-a-snook. 


Today, Armistice Day, Remembrance Day, Veterans Day & Poppy Day is a Federal Holiday.

The NYSE is OPEN.

But not only that, they FEATURED China’s Alibaba, for their despicable ‘Singles Day’
that they CHOSE to be on 11/11 to make fun of the World.

This is NOT right.

I own Alibaba shares. That doesn’t mean I think that this is right.


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Alibaba ringing the Opening Bell at the NYSE on Veterans Day 2015. This is DISGUSTING.


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From Forbes. Click for original. China cocks-a-snook at the World as WE mark WW I & WW II.


I see all these people claiming to support our Veterans and honor the War dead.

But everybody sits around doing NOTHING.

We have to do SOMETHING.


November 11 Is First & Foremost ‘Armistice Day’ — Remembrance, Poppy & Veterans Days Ensued.

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Search (using sidebar search) ‘Armistice‘ for lots of
other related posts.



World War officially came to an end at 11 am Paris (France) time

on Monday, November 11, 1918, i.e., 11/11/1918.

“The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”.

That was when the ARMISTICE was signed.

Hence 11/11.

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Click to access Wikipedia entry.


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Giant Red Poppies For 2015 Remembrance Day / Poppy Day At London’s Waterloo Station.

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This, the Waterloo Station, was MY railway station, for quite a few years of my life. I commuted to London 3 times a week for 2 years to get my Master’s and then for about 6 months when I worked for Sperry Univac. Given that I lived in Hampshire (very different to New Hampshire where I now live), this was my London station.

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Related Images From Recent ‘Red Poppy’ Posts.


Netanyahu Not Staying For Veterans Day — Israel Does Not ‘Mark’ Nov. 11 U.S. Veterans Day / Remembrance Day.

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Not sure whether Netanyahu would be been invited
to Arlington National Cemetery for Veterans Day.

But he is NOT taking any chances. He will NOT be in the U.S.
Leaving Tuesday night. Interesting.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. From haaretz.com/israel-news/. Netanyahu is leaving after he speaks at the U.N. on Tuesday.


Israel, as I had found out from my friend, Itzik,
does NOT mark November 11 as Veterans Day or Remembrance Day.

Kind of makes sense when I think about it.
It did NOT exist during WW I or WW II.
So on that score it makes sense.
But I would have thought they would join the
WW II allies who in one form or other mark November 11.

Obviously INDIVIDUAL Israelis can and DO
honor November 11, Veterans Day.

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This is the Israeli equivalent of Veterans Day/Memorial Day.
Yom Hazikaron

 

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From Wikipedia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yom_Hazikaron. Click to ENLARGE and read here.


November 8, 2015 IS Remembrance Day / Poppy Day — The Queen …

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The Queen on Remembrance Sunday, 2015 & 2014.

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Click to ENLARGE. From the U.K. “Daily Mail”. Note the 4-poppy look — which is the same as from 2014 (below). The Queen is now 89-years old.

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The Queen, Remembrance Day, 2014. Same 4-poppy look but different brooch, dress and hat, of course. Click to ENLARGE.


For the BBC video of 2015 Remembrance Sunday in London.

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Click for the BBC video.


Others this Sunday.

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From the U.K. “Daily Mail”. Click to access original.


Today, November 8, 2015 IS Remembrance Sunday / Poppy Day In The U.K.

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Click each image to access original.

We start off with Remembrance Saturday — the night before.


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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Says Confirms That The Poppy Is The Official Memorial Flower Of The VFW.

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Click to access the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
‘poppy’ page titled ‘In Flanders Field’
after the poem that started it all.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here.


U.S. Red Poppy Promotions from prior years.


So why isn’t the Red Poppy MORE popular — let alone ubiquitous as it is in other countries at the start of November — in the U.S.?

I have a theory.

The U.S. did NOT enter World War I until April 6, 1917.

WW I started July 28, 1914.

The Second Battle of Ypres, which is what the poem ‘In Flanders Field’ by Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, which gave rise to the ‘Red Poppy’ tradition was fought from 22 April – 25 May 1915.

In other words the BASIS for the tradition predates the U.S. involvement though ‘Poppy Day’ itself did not come to be until 1921. Please check ‘Red Poppy’ page, above, for the full illustrated history.

Well that is my theory. I could be wrong.


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Says Red Poppy, In U.S., Should Be Worn On Memorial Day, Not Veterans, i.e., 11/11.

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Click to access the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
official Q&A page with these answers.

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This, to be fair, makes sense.

Our Poppy Day/Remembrance Day is to honor and remember the war dead — though by extension we use it also to honor and commemorate all past wars. The U.S. makes a distinction between its two holidays: Memorial Day (in May) & Veterans Day, 11/11. That is made clear in the first Q&A.

My problem. Enough Americans don’t wear Red Poppies either for Memorial Day or Veterans Day.