Image Credit: Chris Sansbury
Rememberance Day is celebrated on 11th November each year, to honour the people who have served and sacrificed, including armed forces and emergency services. It also means taking a moment to remember people affected by war and hoping for a peaceful future.
The date 11th November was chosen because that was the day the armistice was called for World War 1 in 1918, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month.
Poppies were chosen to symbolise rememberance because poppies were a common sight during WW1, especially on the Western Front. They flourished in the soil churned up by the fighting and shelling. They seemed to show that out of the horror of war could come beauty, new life and hope.
After they were immortalised in the poem John McCrae with inspiration for his poem 'In Flanders Fields' they were adopted as the symbol of rememberance.
I coloured this one with my all time favourite pencils, Caran D'Ache Swisscolor Aqarelle Pencils.
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