Wednesday, 6 August 2014

We Remember On Wordless Wednesday!



The Tower Of London has marked the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War (this week) with a striking artwork of poppies. A ceramic poppy will be laid for every life lost from the UK and the Commonwealth. The sea of red grows with each passing day until all 888,246 lives are commemorated by November.  

Monday night between the hours of 10-11pm London switched off it's lights and candles were lit on our porches and on our front door steps to remember. 

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red is by Paul Cummins and features ceramic poppies pouring out of the tower flowing into the moat.

We too take a moment to remember all those who gave so much for us from every corner of the earth. 

Have a wonderful Wednesday all and take a moment to remember. 

The poppies will be for sale for various military charities and we are so going to try and buy one tomorrow. Purchases from international buyers are welcome.



62 comments:

  1. What a beautiful expression of such a poignant and painful moment of OUR history. Dear friends, we remember with you.

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  2. It is so sad - today because of media coverage people get all worked up over the loss of 10 soldiers and yet the numbers for the first and second world war number in the millions. Mom's Dad was in the WW2 and was British army and we always remember poppy day

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  3. Crikey .... so beautiful!! What a wonderful tribute to the fallen. We will remember them!!

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  4. What a beautiful way to remember.

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  5. Thank yu fur postin this Molly.
    Whut a beautiful tribute.

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  6. Hi Molly!
    What a wonderful tribute, a great way to remember them, the poppy is such a symbol of life and death, its a beautiful flower with such deep meaning, great post today in remembrance!!
    Love and licks from your furiend Frank xxxxxx

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  7. Great way to remember , that photo is just ... breath-taking!

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  8. Thanks for sharing interesting history! I had seen some of the pictures on the net but didn't know the importance.

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  9. That's a beautiful way to remember. XOXO - Bacon

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  10. Beautiful tribute for what was such a horrific loss of life.

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  11. Thank you for that lesson cause we never knew it
    Lily & Edward

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  12. Mini Mollie and Pip....so many men and women to be thankful for and honor....
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  13. Mini Molly I will remember with you and Pip. It's a great idea and I will look if I can get a poppy too. I wish they would do the same here too, think there was a reason why all those men fought and sadly it seems that reason is forgotten here....

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  14. A sad day to remember but one that never should be forgotten.

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  15. Lovely post honoring those who gave SO MUCH. We will Always REMEMBER. We saw a very nice report about the Poppies on our news last night.

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  16. this is a wonderful tribute to all who died and the few who still live... so beautiful and heartwarming to

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  17. Beautiful tribute for those who have fallen for everything and everyone we have today. Lest we forget x

    My Dog Diaries x

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  18. Very beautiful and moving.

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  19. That sure was a beautiful tribute sweet Molly!

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  20. We turned our lights off Molly, then someone promptly tripped over the cat.
    Luv's Cat Flap Cavalier X

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  21. What a lovely way to remember. For Memorial Day, we have cheap cloth poppies.

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  22. Wow, that is a beautiful way to remember something that was not beautiful. Butt remembering where we have been is impawtent.

    Your Pals Who Will Soon Reveal The Big Mystery,

    Murphy & Stanley
    MFAP

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  23. A stunning way to commemorate such an important event.

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  24. Those ceramic poppies are beautiful. When I saw that photo of all the poppies flowing out of the Tower I wondered if they were real poppies.

    Have a wonderful day, Molly! That first photo is adorable. <3

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  25. Truly a wonderful tribute ... Well done ...

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  26. W knew about this and had seen an earlier photo. This is so amazing now. What a terrific way to commemorate and remember all those who lost there lives. Thank you for sharing. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  27. Great way to remember and a good lesson for me since I'm from the USA, but Mom doesn't give me any UK history lessons.

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  28. I saw a few really beautiful photos of this on Facebook. What a wonderful way to commemorate those lost lives. I hope you get to buy a poppy. That would be very cool.

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  29. This is a beautiful post Molly
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

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  30. Great post! What a beautiful tribute!
    Lot's of kisses!

    Kaiser and Fusquinho

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  31. We've been watching the laying of the poppies on the new. We seem to have a month of activities planned on telly.

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  32. It was an awfull time. We remeber with you.

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  33. Thank you, and your country, for remembering those who fought in the first world war like our great grandfather. Americans would be doing the same if so we weren't hiding under the bed in a locked room afraid of getting ebola.

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  34. Thanks for sharing, this anniversary isn't as well covered here, and hopefully a few more people will be reached so that we never forget all those lives lost. Love Dolly

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  35. We think this is a beautiful way to commemorate this event. Both my great grandfather's fought with the British (as Canadian soldiers), so WWI has a special place in our heart.

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  36. What a very beautiful way to honor a very special time! The poppies are just gorgeous - too bad so many had to lose their lives for us to have this occasion to remember.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

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  37. Thank you for sharing.

    Have a nice day - Katie

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  38. Thanks for sharing and such a beautiful way to remember all.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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  39. The poppies are a beautiful way to remember those who lost their lives.
    Thanks for sharing Molly.
    Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew

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  40. That is a beautiful tribute!


    Loveys Sasha

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  41. I saw that first picture of facebook. So beautiful! Thanks for the education.

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  42. We will remember too,,the poppys are gorgeous!
    This is a beautiful tribute!
    love
    tweedles

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  43. What a wonderful tribute, we are crossing our paws in remembrance.
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  44. Beautiful post, and photos! Thank you for your tribute.
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  45. They look amazing, I am undecided as whether or not to purchase. I would love one, but right now to blow my budget on a poppy?!! But what a brilliant tribute!

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  46. The poppies are beautiful - and poignant.

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  47. Thank you for sharing this Molly, the poppies are so beautiful.
    stella rose

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  48. What a beautiful tribute. Love the poppies.

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  49. What an interesting post---thank you for sharing this with us!

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  50. That is a lovely tribute! The sea of ceramic poppies is quite a sight! Amazing! I heard there have been a 100,000 orders for them already! It is right that we remember.

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  51. Great post and a lovely tribute, we switched our lights off and lit a candle.

    Sheba.

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  52. What a beautiful tribute! The poppies are truly lovely. We hope you're successful in getting one.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  53. Beautiful tribute to those who lost their lives. Thanks for sharing with us, Molly! Much love, The Scottie Mom.

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  54. That's beautiful, Molly! We saw a lot of the tributes and they were so touching.
    God bless them all.
    Cammie!

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  55. That is a beautiful tribute Molly. Thank you so much for sharing. Hope your Mum got one of the poppies she wanted.
    Marty and Mom

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  56. We've been following the various events too. We hope you get to buy a poppy!
    Wally & Sammy

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