Ramblings of a Baltimore area Realtor: Remembering Those Who Have Fallen

Remembering Those Who Have Fallen

Remembering Those Who Have Fallen

I grew up in Canada and have lived in 4 different countries on 3 different continents.  Never have I lived somewhere, where poppies weren’t sold for Veteran’s Day until I moved to Maryland 20 years ago.  It’s not that Veteran’s Day isn’t revered here, it’s just the American Legion doesn’t sell poppies as much here as they do elsewhere.  I had a friend in Canada send me a poppy so I could proudly wear it on Remembrance Day and someone even asked me why was I wearing the red flower.  I had to explain to them about the significance of the poppy.  

So, in remembrance of those who have gone before us and paved the way for the freedom we have today I don my poppy and remember.  

Thank you for your service and thanks to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for those of us left behind.  So, on November 11, lest we forget!

In Flanders Fields where poppies blow

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

Written by John McCrae during the second battle of Ypres, Belgium



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Comment balloon 4 commentsJune Piper-Brandon • November 04 2017 03:52AM


Good morning June.

I can remember the American Legion selling those outside of grocery stores.  Now, they are seldom seen.  A sad time in this nation for sure.

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) almost 3 years ago

James Dray I think it probably happened when it ceased to be Remembrance Day and became Veteran's Day.  Memorial Day now seems to be the time to remember our war fallen service members, so perhaps they should be selling poppies for Memorial Day then.  But, I will forever call November 11 Remembrance Day and every day honor our Veteran's and thank them for their service.  

Posted by June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time (Houwzer Inc) almost 3 years ago

Good morning June. I have always seen the poppies where ever I was. I do remember the significance too.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) almost 3 years ago

Good morning June - sad that there is not more rememberance.  I hope that changes.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) almost 3 years ago

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