Poppy Scotland 2017

Once again the poppy crosses have been planted in the field of Remembrance in Princes Street Gardens Edinburgh to commemorate those that have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country in all wars and conflicts that as a country we have been part of since the First World War. Volunteers from across 3 Provinces came together to help plant the crosses.

A team of volunteers has again been busy helping to plant the crosses

More information on Poppy Scotland can be found at http://www.poppyscotland.org.uk.

Photographs provided by PWSPGM Bro. Gordon Michie and PGM Bro. Stewart Quigley.

Planting Poppies 2017

Planting Poppies 2017

Bro. Lawrence Cooper WSPGM

Planting Poppies 2017

Bro. Lawrence Cooper and Bro. David Shearer

Planting Poppies 2017

Left to Right
Bro. Jim Ellis PGM Linlithgowshire
Bro. Gordon Michie PWSPGM
Bro. Rev Andrew Paterson IPPGM

Planting Poppies 2017
Bro. Stewart Quigley PGM of Fife and Kinross

Bro. Stewart Quigley commented "spent a very enjoyable morning in Princess Street Gdns assisting in the planting of crosses. Very nice ceremony carried out at the official opening of the gardens. There were a number of Brethren from the Province there to witness the ceremony. Thanks to Gordon and Poppy Scotland staff for keeping me right".

Planting Poppies 2017

 

In 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.

By Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae