Armistice Day

The red corn Poppy or 'popaver rhoeas' is a weed and grows in conditions of disturbed earth mostly found in Europe. It is symbolised in John McCrae’s poem ‘Flanders Field’ dedicated to his friend lost during trench battle in Belgium, WW1.

 

Today millions will be wearing their poppy whilst respecting a two minute silence to celebrate not only the end of the WW1 on the 11th day on the 11th month, but also remembering the immeasurable sacrifice of those who fought in that war and wars since.