It’s Veteran’s Day here in the US, and Remembrance Day in the UK and the Commonwealth (in other nations as well); a day to remember those who have served and those who gave their lives in service to their country (in many countries, the day specifically honors those who died in the first World War). Today marks the 100th anniversary of the end of hostilities in World War I – “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”. We honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and those men and women who gave of themselves to give something back to their country. “Thank you for your service” is not nearly enough….
This puzzle shows many of the 888,246 ceramic poppies in the moat at the Tower of London – from an art installation in 2014 that commemorated the 100th anniversary of the day Britain became involved in World War I. Each poppy represented a British fatality in the war. It’s a beautiful image; stunning in its scope, and the reminder of lives lost. 888,246. That number takes my breath away.
I enjoyed this puzzle very much, and was happy that it gave me an incentive to spend some time researching Remembrance Day, Armistice Day, and Veteran’s Day. I even did a bit of research on one of the puzzle pieces! I had to email Wentworth to find out what one of the whimsy pieces represented; being the ignorant Yank that I am, I had no idea that the circular piece below is a sign for the London Tube! (London Underground, subway)
The first 4 whimsies were easy, but I had to rely on the lovely customer service administrator at Wentworth to educate me about the last one. Thanks Amanda!☺
To all those who have served (including my handsome hubby, his brothers, and my son-in-law), thank you. Thank you. ❤