Thank you to all of our veterans. When I was growing up, we would all purchase real poppies from our aged veterans. It gave us the opportunity to thank them firsthand, and to appreciate why they were there and what the poppy symbolized. I thought it wonderful that England chose to recognize the 888,246 British military who who died in World War 1 with ‘planted ‘ ceramic poppies at the Tower of London. The poppies were all for sale, and they were all purchased.
The title of the work was inspired by a line from the will of a Derbyshire serviceman who died in Flanders.
He described “the blood-swept lands and seas of red, where angels fear to tread”.
World War 1 should not have been, and World War 11 was a continuation of that first war. So much brilliance dimmed by death.
Our military are always there for us and their sacrifices are so huge. What else can be said, but a sincere thank you.
Westchester is GREAT!