Remembrance Day

poppies

In case you’ve wondered about all the poppies you see these days adorning the lapels of  many jackets in Britain and in other Commonwealth nations, here’s an article for you: http://jezebel.com/5858449/what-the-hell-are-those-poppy-pins-for. It briefly explains the significance of the poppy pin. People wear them on and around Remembrance Day (also called Armistice Day, November 11th) to commemorate the soldiers who died in WWI. The Guardian published this touching story today about the funeral of British war veteran Harold Percival (who fought in WWII), which was attended by at least 300 strangers since Percival had no close family members left to come to the cemetery: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/11/war-veteran-harold-percival-cremation

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