Poppy for Remembrance

Picture of Poppy…

Even in midsummer, when I saw the above poppy growing wild on some waste-ground near the back of the Royal Armouries museum here in Leeds, I think of the poem and the association with the trenches of the great war.

Lieutenant Colonel John Alexander McCrae (November 30, 1872 – January 28, 1918) was a Canadian poet, physician, author, artist and soldier during World War I and a surgeon during the battle of Ypres. He wrote the famous poem “In Flanders Fields”.

In Flanders fields, the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row

My grandfather was a tommy in the Great War and was gassed at Ypres and hospitalized in England, it is possible he passed through No 3 Canadian General Hospital (McGill) commanded by Lt Col John McCrae. They are both now long gone, but this week I feel we should remember them and those like them.

By 1ajasper1gf1h

How I got Here...
I was walking down to make a coffee in Saltaire at Massarella's Art Gallery where my friend at a shop. I was mooching about there... My good friend Ellen used to a medical rep. She then said i dont want to worry you but I have called 999 for a ambulance... She then said look at the mirror in bathroom.... then.. I woke in hospital...
Then 5 months later... I have become Disabled.. Stroke, I lost ... job, flat, not mention my car... now at last I look much better...
So much for dreams... I ran with that for about 5 years, every day taking a photograph to put on site.

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