Photo of the Day – Thousands of Poppies Bloom to Mark WWI

Photo of the Day – Thousands of Poppies Bloom to Mark WWI

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Porthcawl residents have honored the sacrifice of the soldiers who died fighting for their country in World War I by getting thousands of Flanders poppies planted on the town’s roundabouts.

The poppies are blooming in the Welsh seaside town as it prepares to mark the centenary of the start of World War I.

The flaming red Flanders poppies are an internationally recognized symbol of remembrance because they bloomed on the battlefields of Belgium and France during the 1914-18 war.

(READ more about the remembrance in WalesOnline)

Photo by Rita M (CC license on flickr)

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