Poppies

Why We Wear Poppies On Remembrance Day

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From Forces.net. The poppy remains to this day an “enduring symbol of remembrance of the First World War”. Often associated with Armistice Day on 11 November, the poppy’s origin as a symbol of remembrance remains in the landscapes of the First World War. Helen Mavin, curator at the Imperial War Museum, explained the reasons behind the […]

Thirsk Yarnbombers Ready With 35,000 Knitted Poppies

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  from BBC News.   More than 35,000 poppies have been hand-made to decorate a North Yorkshire market town. Thirsk Yarnbombers organised the huge poppy knit, and said volunteers had sent in knitted and crocheted flowers from all over the world. The main display is on the side of St Mary’s Church, and more poppies […]

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