Dedicate a Poppy to someone who died in World War 1
Poppies are the symbol of remembrance, in Britain, to fallen servicemen and women. The poppy was adopted after the end of the First World War. You can search the 1914-18 roll call for someone you know of, maybe a family member or family friend, and dedicate a poppy to their memory, with your own personal message.
The poppy became a symbol of remembrance after the First World War inspired by the poem, by Lt Col John McCrae, 'In Flanders Fields'. If you'd like to know more about the story behind the poppy please visit the remembrance page on the British Legion's website.
The poem which inspired the Poppy's use, is below:
IN FLANDERS FIELDS
In Flanders' fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders' fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe;
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high,
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders' Fields.