Blood Swept Lands & Seas of Red

Tower of London 2014 Memorial Display



Blood Swept Lands

“Blood Swept Lands & Seas of Red”

This was the memorial display at the Tower of London in 2014 to commemorate Armistice Day. 888,246 ceramic poppies, one for each British military fatality of WWI.

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.” - ‘For the Fallen’ by Laurence Binyon

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The flesh of your blood. - Archie Bunker

An army marches on its stomach. - Napoleon Bonaparte

Love is a kind of military service. - Ovid

I'm not aging, I'm marinating. - Unknown

In war, there are no unwounded soldiers. - Jose Narosky

You can't squeeze blood out of a tulip. - Archie Bunker

Always give 100%. Unless you're giving blood. - Unknown

Marketing strategy is a lot like military strategy. - Liddell Hart

The dead soldier's silence sings our national anthem. - Aaron Kilbourn

The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree. - Thomas Campbell

We come not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them. - Francis A Walker

Whether we wound or are wounded, the blood that flows is red. - Eiichiro Oda

Psychiatrist: an M.D. who can't stand the sight of blood. - Unknown

Where some states have an army, the Prussian army has a state. - Voltaire

A conquering army on the border will not be stopped by eloquence. - Otto von Bismarck

You know you're old if they have discontinued your blood type. - Phyllis Diller

Memorial Service: Farewell party for someone who has already left. - Robert Byrne

The crimes of this guilty land will never be purged but with blood. - John Brown

The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets. - John D. Rockefeller

Be harmonious with each other, enrich the soldiers, ignore all others. - Septimius Severus

Obscenity is whatever happens to shock some elderly and ignorant magistrate. - Bertrand Russell

An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a sheep. - Arab Proverb

Man may be the captain of his fate, but is also the victim of his blood sugar. - Wilfrid G. Oakley

We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress. - Will Rogers

Statistics have shown that mortality increases perceptibly in the military during wartime. - Alphonse Allais

The same hot lightning that burns your blood with passion–– cools your fears with peace. - Aberjhani

Samson, he takes the jawbone out of the grass and he kills the whole army of the Phillipines. - Archie Bunker

The Irish are the only men who know how to cry for the dirty polluted blood of all the world. - Norman Mailer

If leeches ate peaches instead of my blood,
then I would be free to drink tea in the mud! - Emilie Autumn

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. - Thomas Jefferson

It used to be that when all else failed, a guy went into the army; now he becomes a consultant. - Blackie Sherrod

I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep. I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great

The first who was king was a fortunate soldier: Who serves his country well has no need of ancestors. - Voltaire

We are the children of many sires, and every drop of blood in us in its turn ... betrays its ancestor. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its stupidity. - Dwight D Eisenhower

I have this theory that chocolate slows down the aging process. It may not be true, but do I dare take the chance? - Unknown

Maybe the answer to Selective Service is to start everyone off in the army and draft them for civilian life as needed. - Bill Vaughan

My other brother-in-law died. He was a karate expert, then joined the army. The first time he saluted, he killed himself. - Henny Youngman

It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts. - Robert H. Schuller

When it comes to hockey, it's been in my blood since I was 3 or 4 years old. I love coaching the kids, especially at that level. - Mario Lemieux


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24-Feb-2018