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Nov 15 2020

In Flanders Fields the Poppies blow...

Ulm, Germany, 15 November 2020 – The Mayor of Ulm, Mr. Gunter Czisch, the Garrison Senior Officer, German Colonel Markus Michel, and the Commander of the Standing Joint Logistics Support Group, British Brigadier Duncan Bedding, laid a wreath at the Ulm Main Cemetery war memorial.

The ceremony united the traditions of the German “Volkstrauertag” and the British Remembrance Sunday to honour and mourn members of the armed forces of all nations and civilians who died in war and other armed conflicts. The solemnity of the united commemoration emphasized Ulm’s standing as both an international city and an international garrison. The bright red colour of the remembrance poppy stood out from the wreaths symbolizing the poppies growing on the soldier’s graves in Belgium at the end of World War I.

Story by Joint Support and Enabling Command

The remembrance poppy is an artificial flower worn to commemorate those who died for their country. It symbolizes the poppies growing on the soldier’s graves in Belgium after World War I. 
(JSEC Photo by Airman First Class Gina Seegert, DEU AF)
Mr. Gunter Czisch, Mayor of Ulm, Colonel Markus Michel, Garrison Senior Officer, and Brigadier Duncan Bedding, Commander of the Standing Joint Logistics Support Group, laying a wreath at the Ulm Main Cemetery war memorial. 
(JSEC Photo by Airman First Class Gina Seegert, DEU AF)

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