My dad painted this when he returned from five years in a Soviet POW camp. He'd been a Luftwaffe pilot during WWll, later ending up on the Eastern Front with the Military Police.
Remembrance Day's become more complicated for me over the years. Robert Fisk's article in the Belfast Telegraph, most closely mirrors my changing attitude. Bottom line: war is wrong.
And in case you don't read the whole article, here's a clip from his conclusion: "The poppies were there to remind us of our duty to kill more human beings."