I chose the theme of peace and unity for this week as it is the 70th anniversary of VE Day. I soon discovered that none of my military stamps seem to commemorate the end of the war. That was not the only peace I had in mind, still, I didn't want anyone to feel they couldn't contribute and sharing a favourite stamp is also an optional theme.
This is my newest favourite.
The poppy is a unifying symbol and the poem an anthem of the sacrifices of all who fought in the First World War. It is part of Remembrance Day services in many parts of the world.
The stamps were issued on the 100th anniversary on May 3rd, 2015 with the sheet also showing the poem written in John McCrae's handwriting.