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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 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.

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