Sunday, 11 November 2012

Today is Remembrance Day

Today is Remembrance Day and it marks the anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18). At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years continuous warfare. Each year we observe one minute silence at 11 am on 11 November, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts. The red remembrance poppy has become an emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem "In Flanders Fields". These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I.
Nikon D300, Nikkor 50mm f1.4D @ ISO 200, 50mm f1.4, 1/500 sec
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