Poppy Brooch

$ 118.00

At the end of the First World War, it was decided that all fighting would stop on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. November 11 became a moment of simultaneous joy and mourning. The poppy became a symbol of Remembrance Day in large part due to the following poem by John McCrae. Poppies are worn in honor of those who died.

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.


Measures 2" brooch.

Made of cast bronze with a hand patina finish and red cast glass petals.

Made in the U.S.A.