Remembrance Day, 2013

Poppy Cufflinks Remembrance Day

On Remembrance Day in Canada, we recognize the contribution that our Canadian war veterans and soldiers make and have made to our lives.  We honour them, not only by wearing the poppy, but by taking up our “quarrel with the foe” and continuing to work toward peace and freedom in our daily lives.  Lest we forget, it was supposed to be the War to end all Wars.

Poppy Cufflinks Remembrance Day

This year, at Studio1098, we decided to make a very small number of poppy cufflinks to commemorate Remembrance Day (They were not for sale – we asked a small number of well-known Canadians we respected if they would wear them for the day).  They are a tangible, permanent symbol of the courage and sacrifice that our veterans and our history make and have made to the freedom, peace and prosperity that we enjoy in Canada today.Thank you.  We remember.

In Flanders fields, the poppies growBetween the crosses, row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard among the guns below.We are the Dead.  Short days agoWe 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.

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