They Shall Not Grow Old as We that Are Left Grow Old… For the Fallen

I grew up in the aftermath of WWII. We focused on war poetry in those days…

Poppy Day is all but forgotten. On the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour, peace was declared in WWI. Fair use.

I realized a few minutes ago that today was Poppy Day — the day when everybody used to wear a red poppy to commemorate those who died in WWI. Perhaps, it was a silent tribute to those who fell in WWII as well, but the day was a tribute to the 40 million whose lives were cut…



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