Poppy Scotland 2018

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. This has been a particularly busy year for Poppy Scotland it being 100 years since the signing of the armistice.

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.

Planting Poppies 2018

Planting Poppies 2018

Planting Poppies 2018

 

 

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