Duh, well I just learned something. The red poppy flower is a symbol of remembrance of WW1. There's a gentleman posing with Rupert at the recent AEG screening wearing one. AND.. I bet that's what Rupert's was the other day, you know, the one that appeared to be embroidered near his collar. That's our boy!
Part 2: Hi again. I just wrote in about the poppy flower. Just read that it’s Tom Hollander posing with Rupes at the AEG screening, the gentleman wearing the red flower. He was Mr. Collins in Pride & Prejudice, yes, the one that Rupes was in.
Yes, today is Remembrance Day (Nov 11) and today marks 100 years since WWI ended.
The poppy is – especially in the UK – to remember those who have given their lives in war.
The reason poppies are used to remember those who have given their lives in battle is because they are the flowers which grew on the battlefields after World War One ended.
This is described in the famous World War One poem In Flanders Fields, which you can read below.
Ever since then, they have come to be a symbol of remembering, not just those who gave their lives in World War One, but all those who have died on behalf of their country.
In the days leading up to November 11, you will see people on TV and in the streets all over the UK wearing a poppy.
Every year, volunteers make poppies available throughout the country and people make a donation in order to get their poppy.
The money raised from these donations is used to help servicemen and women who are still alive, whose lives have been changed by wars that they fought in.
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.