Delaware County, Pennsylvania Real Estate Blog: The Remembrance Poppy

The Remembrance Poppy

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)






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Comment balloon 8 commentsGloria Todor • May 26 2019 03:19AM


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

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 4 months ago

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...

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 4 months ago

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.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 4 months ago

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

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) 4 months ago

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!


Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) 4 months ago

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.

Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) 4 months ago

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. 

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 4 months ago

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!

Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) 3 months ago

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