Prompt #161 Lest we forget
Although Remembrance Day started out as a time to think about those who fought in the First World War it has become a day for us to remember anyone who suffered or has given their life during times of war and conflict.
Remembrance day is held on the 11th November. This is because on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 the guns of Europe fell silent. After four years of the most bitter and devastating fighting, The war was finally over.
And why the poppy?
The association between this delicate flower and the ruin of conflict was first made after the Napoleonic wars of the early 19th Century. Ravaged by savage battle, the bare land was transformed into fields of blood-red poppies, growing around the bodies of the fallen soldiers.
Here are a few questions to get you thinking…
- Did any of your family or someone close to you fight in a war?
- Do you think it is important we remember or is it time we stopped?
- I decided to choose this prompt – lest we forget – when I read a story about the lives of two old soldiers from World War two. Why not pen some fiction to show your respect for those who have given their lives.
The vivacious Jenna Kirkpatrick from Raspberry Ripples will be hosting the next prompt from the 16th November. Her prompt sounds very intriguing – Tickle.
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