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Why do we wear a poppy for Remembrance Day?

The symbol of the poppy has always stood for the remembrance of those “fallen” in the Great War, but it now seems to be just as relevant a symbol for all wars and conflict in the world. It seems to carry a strong meaning across generations much more than ever expected.

Does the poppy itself seem an odd choice of symbol in the first instance? Once you know the reason why it was chosen, it grows in the fields were the soldiers fell, then suddenly it all becomes clear. It’s very much the perfect choice as it symbolises the continuity of life as well as its abrupt ending.

The poppy dies, but in the spring the new growth and rebirth of the poppy begins. Its symbolism feels even more appropriate and somehow complete.

In November wear your poppy to honour those that have fallen for peace in our world. Let's work together to teach our children to honour one another with respect and compassion so that they can help create a peaceful future for us all. 

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