Armistice Day

November 11th is Armistice Day, which marked the end of the First World War at the 11th hour. The following Sunday is known as Remembrance Sunday. Photo of WWI Bench

Paper poppies are sold by the Royal British Legion to fund their work supporting those who have served, and their families. They are worn as a mark of respect for the sacrifice made by those who serve.photo of remembrance poppy

Blood red poppies grew in the killing fields of World War I and are a poignant symbol of the bloodshed. It is always hoped that people will learn the lessons of history.Photo of field with poppies

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6 thoughts on “Armistice Day

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    • I think poppies were first associated with Memorial Day in May, to do with the Civil War. The practice was adopted in UK for Armistice Day commemorating the end of WWI – Veteran’s Day in the USA. But I don’t know why you don’t have the poppy thing for both.

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