Wearing a poppy is is never compulsory but is greatly appreciated by those who it is intended to support.
When and how you choose to wear a poppy is a reflection of your individual experiences and personal memories.
It could mean wearing a poppy in November, before Remembrance Sunday. It could mean joining with others in your community on a commemorative anniversary. Or it could mean taking a moment on your own to pause and reflect.
Everyone is free to remember in their own way, or to choose not to remember at all.