Today is the 11th day of the 11th month, and at 11am we traditionally have a 2 minute silence in which we remember and honour those whe have died for our country in wars.
" At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years continuous warfare. The allied armies had driven the German invaders back, having inflicted heavy defeats upon them over the preceding four months. In November the Germans called for an armistice (suspension of fighting) in order to secure a peace settlement. They accepted the allied terms of unconditional surrender." (Australian War Memorial)
The red poppy is symbolic of life and death in the battlefields, often blooming into life around the graves of diggers, and in dirt disturbed by bombing. Don't forget to buy and wear your red poppy with pride.