A Flower To Remember
Some our readers have surely noticed Madonna wearing a poppy on her dress the night she was inducted into the Uk Hall Of Fame.
November is Poppy Month in the United Kingdom, the time of the year when people wear a red poppy in memory of those who sacrificed their lives during the two World Wars and other conflicts. The poppy became the symbol of remembrance and an integral part of the work of the Royal British Legion.
After one of the most concentrated and bloodiest fights of the First World War in the Belgian region of Flanders, anything from buildings, roads and trees simply disappeared. In a sea of blood and mud only one living thing survived: The poppy, that brought life and hope to those still fighting.
John McCrae, a doctor serving with the Canadian Armed Forces, was so deeply moved by what he saw he wrote the poem “In Flanders Fields” in 1915.
In 1918, American writer Moira Michael, wrote a poem in which she promised to wear a poppy in honour of victims of wars.
The first actual Poppy Day was held in Britain on November 11th, 1921 and was a national success. Since then, every November, people in the UK keep memory alive by wearing a poppy to commemorate those who sacrificed their lives during war just like Madonna did last week.
Madonna wearing her red poppy at the Uk Hall of Fame