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11 – 11 – 11 – 11 Armistice Day

In 1918 the Armistice between Germany and the Allies came into force. At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month.

The Story Behind the Remembrance Poppy

Moina Bell Michael, was so moved by Colonel John McRae’s poem “In Flanders Field”. That in 1920 the Poppy was proclaimed as the United States’ national emblem of Remembrance.

Madame Guerin, a Frenchwoman,She persuaded Earl Haig to adopt the poppy for the British Legion.

The British Legion spend £200,000 every single day in support and care of the Armed Forces Family.

By : Emma Nicholson