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Poppy Day

Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty.

Why a poppy? Because it was one of the only plants which grew on the barren battlefields once the conflict was over.

 

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This entry was posted on 09/11/2012 by in Traditions.
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