Remembrance Day

It's Veteran's Day in the US and Remembrance Day in Canada, Britain and elsewhere. These poppies, symbolizing the blood and the battlefields of WWI, are part of a memorial outside the cathedral in Ely, Cambridgeshire, UK. I took the picture while I was visiting last week.

  • Ken Yuel 7y

    outstanding Jill, how creative and fitting this is, thanks for sharing this with us on this special day
  • Janusz Leszczynski 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called *Little stories-pics with "soul"*:Invited photos only !, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    Lest We Forget ... Day of Remembrance - beautiful tribute,
    Thank you for keeping the memories alive ....

    November time for remembrance
  • Joe Balynas 7y

    wonderful way to remember all the sacrifice...
  • C0N6R355 7y

    Congrats on the flickr blog...great photo.
  • Marc Engels 7y

    Great picture. The tiny fragile crosses... The enormous sacrifice... We should never forget.
  • Maureen 7y

  • Penryn 7y

    Amazing photo!

    Lest we forget...
  • loicaway aka Loic(sounds kinda Louic) 7y

    Powerfull shot.... a nice way to say thanks.
  • WanderWorks 7y

    Excellent photo. Thanks for helping us to remember.

    Seen on the Flickr Blog.
  • magda indigo 7y

    Seen in :

    *Little stories-pics with "soul"*
    THANX, M, (*_*)
  • wintergarden - hibernating 7y

    Wonderful memorial...
  • jcgr 7y

    Such a simple and beautiful tribute.
  • Greg Lam Pak Ng 7y

    Thank you for this photo.
  • indee• 7y

    this is touching. beautifully seen.
  • Joseph Hurtado 7y

    Deep and touching picture, let's honor them.
  • sashagirl 7y

    Never forget the reason we are Free!!!
  • Pockafwye 7y

    Deeply moving photo of this memorial.

    -- (?)
  • amythyst_lake 7y

    Thank you all for your comments and favorites. Both of my grandfathers fought in the First World War, and both returned unharmed. They were very fortunate; 10 million soldiers (both sides) and an equal number of civilians did not survive that war. Many millions more were killed in the Second World War, of course. It is very important to make time to reflect. The reason that I took the photo is that these crosses were so simple and so personal, in stark contrast with the grandeur many war memorials, or indeed with the magnificence of Ely Cathedral itself.
  • Savagehaus 6y

    What a wonderful picture. Superb capture.
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Taken on November 4, 2008
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