Sunday, November 02, 2014

The Lady In Yellow Remembers

Andy | Sunday, November 02, 2014 | | | Best Blogger Tips

In Canada, the poppy campaign officially begins on the last Friday of every October and runs until Remembrance Day on November 11. Last year, the Legion distributed 18 million poppies, raising nearly $14.5 million for disadvantaged Canadian veterans and their families. While the tradition of wearing a Remembrance Day poppy is strong in Canada, and other parts of the Commonwealth, its origins are actually in the United States. Inspired by the World War I poem "In Flanders Fields", they were first used by the American Legion to commemorate American soldiers who died in that war (1914 – 1918).

17 comments:

  1. It is a nice tribute we don't know here. The Netherlands were not involved in WWI, they were neutral.

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  2. Not only the poppy pops in the eye but the whole appearance of this lady with her yellow jacket, black gloves and pants. Very chic.

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  3. Her jacket repeats the colors of the leaves in your previous post.

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    1. You are so right. The colours a very close.

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  4. What a great story-telling photograph.

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  5. In the 1960s and 70s I remember most people wearing poppies on Veterans Day, but I don't see this as much these days. Perhaps I'll have to wait until Nov 11 to see if I spot any poppies. Great photo, but that lady is not sure of your motives.

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  6. She does look quite smart in that nice outfit but does not seem very happy to spot you taking her picture.

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  7. That is a very chic looking lady and that poppy is the perfect accent to her jacket. My grandmother was a member of the American Legion and I remember when she used to sell poppies. That tradition seems to have died away here. Last November when I was in London, I saw poppies everywhere.

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  8. I also remember poppies here in the U.S. but they have largely disappeared. I wonder if all the negativity around the Vietnam War may have soured opinions about it. Vietnam changed attitudes for a long time.

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  9. She certainly is giving you a look isn't she? I remember wearing poppies when I was a kid, but unfortunately I don't see it much anymore.

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  10. Terrific shot! I've already picked up several poppies for the year. A lot of people were getting them early on.

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  11. I remember buying these as a child. As an adult I cannot remember them being offered anywhere.

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  12. She carries herself beautifully. The poppy pops off of her yellow garment. Fine photo, Andy.

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  13. When I was young -- back in the Neanderthal days -- wearing a red poppy was pretty common, but I have not seen one in more than a decade. We do lots of flag waving and wearing in the USA, but wearing a simple red poppy seems to have died out.

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  14. oh lady in yellow jacket looks very posh. looks like she is looking at you Andy. Hmmmmm

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