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London Daily Photo,
That's a beautiful monument! WWI? I was wondering about the flowers — are they peonies? And why that particular flower?
The flowers are poppies. From Wikipedia:The poppy's significance to Remembrance Day is a result of Canadian military physician John McCrae's poem In Flanders Fields. The poppy emblem was chosen because of the poppies that bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their red colour an appropriate symbol for the bloodshed of trench warfare. A Frenchwoman, Anna E. Guérin, introduced the widely used artificial poppies given out today. Some people choose to wear white poppies, which emphasises a desire for peaceful alternatives to military action.More:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remembrance_Day
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