The Weeping Window

The Weeping Window

“The Weeping Window” is currently on display at Caernarfon Castle. Unfortunately I am unable to make it to see it in person but my husband was able to take the girls to see it.

I apologise for the quality of the photos but don’t let that put you off. It’s an impressive display and of course is very appropriate for the time of year with Rememberance Day being today.

“The Weeping Window” can be seen at Caernarfon Castle up to November 20th. Whilst it’s free admission you are still required to book tickets to see the exhibition. Although I have also been told you can just turn up and you might be allowed in – but don’t count on it!

The Poppy – A Political Statement?

Seeing these photos and the recent FIFA ban, I can’t help but think why the Poppy is considered a political statement these days.

It isn’t, it’s a mark of respect for all lost on war. The following poem by Paul Hunter explains exactly what the Poppy is:

I Am Not A Badge of Honour

I am not a badge of honour,
I am not a racist smear,
I am not a fashion statement,
To be worn but once a year,

I am not glorification
Of conflict or of war.
I am not a paper ornament
A token,
I am more.

I am a loving memory,
Of a father or a son,
A permanent reminder
Of each and every one.

I’m paper or enamel
I’m old or shining new,
I’m a way of saying thank you,
To every one of you.

I am a simple poppy
A Reminder to you all,
That courage faith and honour,
Will stand where heroes fall.

Paul Hunter 2014

Have you been to see The Weeping Window? 


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  1. 11th Nov 2016 / 10:50 am

    I don’t see it as a political statement either. It’s a mark of respect for soldiers that died in war. Considering that Poppy Appeal started after WWI and we’ve been through a second WW, it’s hardly any politics left in the meaning of the poppy.
    I want to see them again, I saw them in London and in Liverpool. This weekend we are away, but maybe next week we’ll have the time. x

  2. 11th Nov 2016 / 7:52 pm

    Have you seen the white poppy? I quite like the idea of the white poppy, which remembers not just the fallen soldiers but also the fallen civilians.

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