Poppy Day

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Today is Remembrance Sunday or Poppy Day. British people remember those who died in wars, this celebration began as a way to commemorate the First World War which ended at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month 1918 (11 o'clock on the 11th November 1918).
Watch the video and learn some facts about the First World War:

What do they do? They wear a poppy on their laps as a memory of the poppies that grew in battlefields in Europe during the Great War.
Why poppies? Because of this poem:

In Flanders Fields

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In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead.
Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch, be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
John McCrae

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