It’s Armistice Day, or Remembrance Day, or Veteran’s Day, depending on your location. The day was established after the end of World War I, a war that left Europe “never the same again.” It’s a day of somber reflection on the casualties of war. The poem, “In Flanders Field”, made the poppy the symbol of the day in the Commonwealth. Let’s take a look at some of the beautiful and creative ways the poppy is used.
The Duchess of Cornwall had a poppy mask made to go with her Remembrance Sunday ensemble. I only wish we could see more of it.
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a poppy on her collar while speaking to families who have lost loved ones in armed conflicts.
The Earl and Countess of Wessex attended a service on the Armed Forces Memorial in Stafford.
Shown below, the messages on the royal family’s poppy wreaths that were left on the cenotaph.
Poppies are reflected on the dramatic roof of the Sydney Opera House.
Poppies are placed around the The National Memorial Arboretum in Stafford, England.
A woman runs past the “Giant Poppy” at the Royal Canadian Legion in Toronto, Canada.
Share any poppy photos that have captured your heart.