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November poppies

It may be November but there are still a few poppies flowering along the edges of fields nearby. They are rather bedraggled but probably no more so than those that grew up and bloomed in the decimated and muddy battle fields of the First World War.   November is the month we remember those members of the Commonwealth's Armed Forces who have fallen as a result of war, terrorist attack and in times of turmoil and violent struggle over the last almost 100 years.  My post of 12 May shows a photo of the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne (http://www.shrine.org.au).  It is an awesome edifice and a memorial to the men and women of the state of Victoria, who served Australia in both armed conflict and peacekeeping operations throughout their nation's history.  
The entry courtyard to the visitor centre, underneath the Shrine has the words 'Lest We Forget' etched into one wall.  The form of the courtyard was inspired by a bomb crater.  
In one corner of the 'bomb crater' s…