So a good friend said to me it would be cool to give you all a digital background every month. I thought I would give it a go. Ive therefore created some different sizes as upon researching I found that different devices have different resolutions.
I have done a desktop version which should fit all laptops and desktop computers. In addition I have created the same for iPhones and iPad. I am not sure on other devices yet as it takes a while to do the different sizes and I don’t really know the phones and tablets that the majority of you have.
I chose to do this months background dedicated to Remembrance Day. Remembrance Day in the United Kingdom (UK) honors the heroic efforts, achievements and sacrifices that were made in past wars. It also shows respect to those who are currently serving. The main observance is on the second Sunday in November, but 2 minutes of silence is also made on November 11. Remembrance Day is also referred to as Poppy Day or Armistice Day, it is observed in Commonwealth countries, including Australia and Canada. Other countries such as the U.S. have similar observances like Veterans Day. November 11 is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended World War I hostilities between Allied nations and Germany in 1918.
The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem “in Flanders Fields” written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae (I will insert it below). After reading the poem, a professor at the University of Georgia, wrote the poem, “We Shall Remember,” (I will also insert this below) and swore to wear a red poppy on the anniversary.
In Flanders Fields by John McCrae, May 1915
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.
‘Ode of Remembrance’ poem from ‘For the Fallen’ by Laurence Binyon
“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.”
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