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Flanders' Field of Poppies

Flanders' Field of Poppies 2009On 11 November 1918 the the Armistice was signed and the Great War - 'the war to end all wars' - was over. Close to a million British and Commonwealth troops had made the ultimate sacrifice, many of them dying on the fields in Flanders.

On Armistice Day this year, The Royal British Legion is honouring the memory of not just these heroes, but all the brave men and women who fell during action in later wars, by planting a "Flanders Field" of poppies beside the ramparts of the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres.

The Menin Gate is unique because it is the only place in the world where the fallen of the Great War are remembered each day.

remembrance-flanders-poppy.jpgYou can be part of this heartfelt act of commemoration by dedicating a poppy with your personal message.

The poppies returned to us will be planted beside the Menin Gate, close to the area that bore some of the heaviest fighting during the First World War. 

Dedications for 2013 are now closed.

 

Photo gallery of previous Flanders Fields of Poppies.

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