Sunday, 11 November 2012

Moments of Bliss : Remembrance Day

Our Local Remembrance Day - photos taken by me 

I was very proud of our Master T today when he joined his fellow cadet members to honour those who have served and fallen. I think it is so important to teach our children about the sacrifices made by generations before us. Such knowledge allows them to have pride and respect for this great country and the spirit in which its history is built on.

(L) The Wall of remembrance Australian War Memorial (c) Noosa/Tewantin Cenotaph ( R ) Poppies of Flanders Field
I found the following poem when Miss R asked me why everyone wears poppies on remembrance day. The words are so simply put and enabled her to wear her poppy with understanding and reverence.

A Poem of Remembrance

Why are they selling poppies, mummy?
Selling poppies in town today.
The poppies child, are flowers  of love,
for the men who marched away.

But why have they chosen poppies mummy?
Why not a beautiful rose?
Because my child men fought and died
in the fields where the poppies grow.

But why are the poppies so red, mummy?
Why are the poppies so red?
Red is the colour of blood, my child.
The blood that our soldiers shed 

The heart of the poppy is black, mummy
Why does it have to be black?
Black my child is the symbol of grief,
for the men who never came back.

But why mummy are you crying so?
Your tears are bringing you pain.
My tears are my fears for you my child,
for the world is forgetting again.


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