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Christmas reflection and Honouring our War heroes poppy painting and photo

20 December 2018 - 4:36pm -- Wendy Joy Baker

Hello and Merry Christmas

I wanted to share this painting I did to bring awareness to the sacrifice of out war heroes.

Some, like my great Uncle who was only 20, never had another birthday or shared a Christmas with family again.

My Christmas poppy is a dedication to our brave war heroes who will be in our hearts at Christmas Time and forever.

I also include a photo of a poppy growing in my garden recently. A symbolic respectful tribute from nature.

God bless



with respect for:

The Turkish Armistice (Mudros, 30th October 1918)

1 November 2018 - 9:13am -- Christopher Archer

“Hands up all those who know about the Armistice of Mudros!” “Nobody?”

This is what Wikipedia has to say.

The Armistice of Mudros concluded on 30 October 1918, ended the hostilities, at noon the next day, in the Middle Eastern theatre between the Ottoman Empire and the Allies of World War I. It was signed by the Ottoman Minister of Marine Affairs Rauf Bey and the British Admiral Somerset Arthur Gough-Calthorpe, on board HMS Agamemnon in Moudros harbour on the Greek island of Lemnos.

Honourable Fence Art

26 October 2018 - 2:10pm -- Wendy Joy Baker

I have a fence art display at my property in Nightcaps, Southland, for the Armistce Day commemorations. Featuring Motorcycles, poems, paintings and other educational information about WWI and my ancestors who bravely served in the wars.

Wearable Art Poppy Tribute to Horses in WWI

24 October 2018 - 12:10pm -- Wendy Joy Baker

It is important to remember the horses that were sent, from NZ, overseas in WWI.

As a tribute I handpainted poppies on a dress, and the words 'Honour' and 'Respect', and also on a horse riding helmet (see photos).

(NB: the photos of horses are of our family race horses - to show our connection to horses)

I was interviewed at a local race meeting in October about Armistice Day.

There is also a photo of a RSA memorial for horses.