11 November 2012

Poppy Day

photo by Eric Tennin - Paris Daily Photo 

Today is Veteran's Day here in the U.S., a federal holiday honoring armed service veterans. It coincides with  Remembrance Day or poppy day as it's called in England and other commonwealth countries, as the poppy is used to commemorate the day. France does not have this tradition, but here is a drawing by artist Fred le Chevalier found in Paris. It may not be a poppy, but let's pretend that it is.  

Note: The Germans signed the Armistice  November 11th at 11:00 in l918.

photo by Laura Skelding

To commemorate Veterans Day in southwest Austin, students at St. Gabriel's Catholic School are planting flags. This year, the 3,000 flags will be on display honoring the U.S. service members who are currently living in Texas. When the display is completed, it will represent over 1.7 million veterans currently residing in Texas.

I love this photo.

à bientot ~

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