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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Salivation Army - Archie Bunker

Sweat saves blood. - Erwin Rommel

The flesh of your blood. - Archie Bunker

An army marches on its stomach. - Napoleon Bonaparte

A good soldier is a poor scout. - Cheyenne Proverb

Love is a kind of military service. - Ovid

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

A pint of sweat saves a gallon of blood. - George S Patton

Skill and confidence are an unconquered army. - George Herbert

The army is the true nobility of our country. - Napoleon III

I now close my military career and just fade away. - Douglas MacArthur

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. - Winston Churchill

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

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

Military justice is to justice what military music is to music. - Groucho Marx

I'm aging like fine wine. I'm getting complex and fruity. - Unknown

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

Forget aging. If you're six feet above ground, it's a good day. - Faith Hill

Kind hearts are more than coronets
An simple faith than Norman blood. - Alfred Lord Tennyson

A piece of spaghetti or a military unit can only be led from the front end. - George S Patton

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

An army of deer led by a lion is more to be feared than an army of lions led by a deer. - Philip II

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

The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball. - Doug Larson

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 didn't know that painters and writers retired. They're like soldiers – they just fade away. - Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Many people find themselves with illness as they become successful: higher blood pressure and diabetes. - Zong Qinghou

The reason there are so many tree-lined boulevards in Paris is so the German army can march in the shade. - George S Patton

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

Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank piece of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead. - Gene Fowler

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

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

Fang took the entire family out for coffee and donuts the other night. The kids enjoyed it. It was the first time they'd ever given blood. - Phyllis Diller


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24-Nov-2017