The poppy in the UK is a small red flower. It grows wild as a floral free spirit in the fields and waysides.
It has become our most symbolic flower. In bright blood red, it serves to remind us of the effects of war, the young soldiers whose own free spirits fell during the two world wars and more recent times.
Paper poppies are worn as a modest embellishment, a decoration of remembrance, as a Tribute to the Fallen. A 2 minute silence at 11.00am today and at 11.00am on 11th November is nationally observed. Countrywide, poppies will decorate central memorials in towns and cities.
8 November 2015
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Ornate.”