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“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”—Churchill
Click THIS LINK to read about the Poppy Appeal.
On Thursday November 8th His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh opened the 2007 Royal British Legion Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in a simple and moving ceremony.
The sea of scarlet poppies on Remembrance Crosses then remained standing as a touching symbol throughout the period of Remembrance. They pay a poignant tribute to the memory of ex-Service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect their country.
To see the Field awash with thousands of scarlet poppies on Remembrance Crosses, each bearing a personal dedication, is always a deeply moving experience. Each cross stands as a proud tribute in memory of a life lost too soon.
In late September each year, the opportunity to order Remembrance Tributes to be placed in the the Field of Remembrance, is made available from this website.
For information on obtaining wreaths, little remembrance crosses or poppies at other times of the year, contact The Poppy Appeal on +44 (0)1622 717172 or write to:
The Poppy Appeal
Kent ME20 7NX
The first donations for artificial poppies were given in Britain on 11th November 1921, inspired by John McCrae’s 1915 poem ‘In Flanders’ Fields’. Every year the Legion mobilises a countrywide network of Poppy Appeal collectors to meet the enormous public demand for poppies – the nation’s symbol of Remembrance. The act of observing a Two Minute Silence began in 1919 following the Armistice at 11am on the 11th November 1918 at the end of the First World War.