Click here for the history and significance of the poppy on Armistice or Remembrance Day.
And of course, a little more history with the poetic flair (literally), I give you the poem "In Flanders Field" by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae of the Canadian Army.
In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,That mark our place, and in the skyThe Larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below.We are the Dead. Short days agoWe 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 falling hands we throwThe torch, be yours to hold it high.If ye break faith with us who dieWe shall not sleep, though poppies growIn Flanders fields.
Just some of the simple things I discovered this Veterans Day! Cheers boys and girls, keep us safe and may we forever be free from tyranny!