Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day) is a memorial day celebrated on 11th November 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. The World War I formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”. The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem “In Flanders Fields”. These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their brilliant red colour an appropriate symbol for the blood spilled in the war.
You can find more information on http://projectbritain.com/Remembrance.html
News prepared by Patrycja Korzeniec, Katarzyna Patyk and Martyna Tyras (all from 2f)