Over 40 million poppies are distributed by the Legion every year at the end of October and up to 11 November. Each and every poppy is a symbol of Remembrance and hope and millions of people make the individual choice to wear one.
The poppy is
• A symbol of Remembrance and hope
• Worn by millions of people
• Red because of the natural colour of field poppies
The poppy is NOT
• A symbol of death or a sign of suppor for war
• A reflection of politics or religion
• Red to reflect the colour of blood
Wearing a poppy
• is a personal choice
• reflects individual and personal memories
• is not compulsory
• is appreciated by those it helps
There are many reasons why individuals choose to wear a poppy for Remembrance. You can read some of their stories here.