Lest we forget
Lest we forget by Terence Rees, on Flickr
Great viewpoint and composition Terry, very nice colours sympathetic to the sentiments too.
Agree love the pov.
… thoughI do not get WHY this flower was chosen
as symbol , any idea?
Immeasurably epic scene. Love it.
Daniel, chosen due to the poppy fields of Flanders.
A search got me this…
The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944
of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II.
The poppy is a late Spring flower… now I got it, thanks Terry!
many thanks for showing. great shot
Top work terry
Flanders is a reference to World War 1. The poppy was among the first, and was the most distinctive, plant to grow back on the battlefields, and inspired a poem (In Flanders Fields). The poppy became the symbol of remembrance of the huge loss of life during that war, first adopted by the US but subsequently in a number of other countries including France and the UK. Now that unfortunately more wars/conflicts, call them what you will, have passed the poppy has become symbolic of loss of life in all wars, and of the fundraising for those affected by conflict.
Sadly no-one ever learns the lessons of history................