The Remembrance Poppy

Real Estate Agent with Premier Property Sales & Rentals RS284559

The Remembrance Poppy was inspired by a poem, and is worn to this day, to commemorate those who have died in war since 1921.

Here is the poem, In Flanders Field, written by a Canadian physician John McCrae:


Remembrance PoppyIn Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
  That mark our place; and in the sky
  The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
  Loved and were loved, and now we lie
      In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
  The torch; be yours to hold it high.
  If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
      In Flanders fields


(thank you wikipedia)

Comments (8)

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Heartfelt share.  Thank you so much for this lovely ode to Memorial Day and remembrance poppies. 

May 25, 2019 08:59 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Gloria, I am so glad you posted this, a few years ago I mentioned it to some one on this platform about the Remembrance Poppy and they had no idea... I meant to write a post about it...but you know how that is...

May 25, 2019 11:17 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Gloria... I've always loved that poem. When I was growing up I saw lots of people wear poppies on Memorial Day (we called it Decoration Day back then). Don't see that so much any more unfortunately.

May 26, 2019 05:38 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Such a poignant poem. We must never forget to honor those who gave their lives for us. Thanks for sharing, Gloria.

May 26, 2019 08:31 AM
Gloria Todor
Premier Property Sales & Rentals - Media, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Thank you Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD .  Enjoy the holiday weekend!

Yes Endre Barath, Jr. I know how that is!  Thanks for stopping by!


May 26, 2019 05:01 PM
Gloria Todor
Premier Property Sales & Rentals - Media, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Nina Hollander yes I remember also.  Now I only see the flowers when you give money to a Veteran who is collecting donations outside of a store.  Have a good holiday.

Thank you Carol Williams . No never forget.

May 26, 2019 05:03 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Gloria Todor - I remember the poppies being sold when I was a child. My father always bought them and taught me to be mindful of veterans and never say no to poppies. This was a really nice blog post and a good reminder too.

I hope you're doing well. 

May 30, 2019 04:15 PM
Gloria Todor
Premier Property Sales & Rentals - Media, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP I remember by dad always having the poppies after a dontation.  We still support them and receive a poppy when they present themselves.  Have a great summer!

Jun 04, 2019 11:32 AM