Marigold & Flag of India, cast in Brass Chrome Plated & Enamel.
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Marigold & Flag of India, , Cast in Chrome plated Brass & Enamel, For Loyalty & Remembrance
The Saffron Coloured Marigold in Recognition of valour and sacrifice of a Nation.
The Marigold – The government of India has decreed that the ubiquitous Marigold should be the official symbol for remembrance, It was felt that there was a strong need to have a uniquely Indian symbol to acknowledge the valour and sacrifice of the Indian armed forces in the services of their nation including those who fell in the two World Wars and conflicts since.
The Marigold flower was chosen because it is widely available and because saffron is often seen as a colour of sacrifice.
The Flag – The National flag of India is a horizontal tricolor of deep saffron (kesari) at the top, white in the middle and dark green at the bottom in equal proportion. In the centre of the white band is a navy blue wheel which represents the chakra.
Almost one and a half million Indian soldiers to part in the first World War, even more fought in World War two,
Flowers are a potent symbol for remembrance, Belgium has the Daisy, France the Cornflower, Germany the Forget-me-Not or the Kornblumen. The Poppy covers most of the allies, it is only fitting that India should have it’s own instead of a borrowed one.
Size 30 x 15mm