The red poppy has become a symbol of war remembrance the world over. People in many countries wear the poppy to remember those who died in war or who still serve. In many countries the poppy is worn around armistice day ( 11 November) but in New Zealand it is most commonly seen around ANZAC day 25 April.
When the war stopped.
The first world war finally ended after four long years of fighting, onNovember 11th 1918. The guns stopped onthe eleventh hour of the eleventh day ofthe eleventh month.
Millions of people were killed in the war and millions more were injured. In the years since 1918 even more people have died in the wars around the world including, of course, world war 2.
Why poppies are important.
Poppies make a very good symbol for remembrance for several reasons. Theywere the only flower that grew easily on the battlefields after World War One.They're very delicate flowers too, that only live for a short time, which is ratherlike the young men killed in battle.
In late 1914, the fields of Northern France and Flanders were once again ripped open as World War One raged through Europe's heart. Once the conflict was over the poppy was one of the only plants to grow on the otherwise barren battlefields. I am writing this blog post because not much people know a lot about poppies,why they are important,where they grew and when the war stopped.