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Join our salute to the fallen

We invite you to help create The Royal British Legion’s very special Flanders Fields of Remembrance this November, to commemorate the fallen of the First World War, and all those who have fallen in conflict since.  

You can submit a personal message of Remembrance here. We will print your message onto a poppy to join thousands of others that will be planted to stand proudly in the earth beside the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial in Flanders, an area that saw some of the heaviest fighting in the First World War and where poppies flowered amidst the destruction of the battlefields.

Submit your Flanders Field tribute >

Please submit your tribute message by 24 October 2019, so that we can create the Flanders Field in time for a special service on Friday 8 November.

 

The poppy is a symbol of Remembrance and hope, including hope for a positive future and peaceful world.

They are a show of support for the Armed Forces community, those currently serving, ex-serving personnel and their families; and a symbol of Remembrance for all those who have fallen in conflict.

Menin Gate with paper poppies in the ground

Contribute your own Remembrance tribute

Mark the memory of loved ones, friends or comrades by creating a Remembrance tribute for the Legion’s Flanders Field this November.

Dedicate a tribute now

Contribute your own Remembrance tribute

Mark the memory of loved ones, friends or comrades by creating a Remembrance tribute for the Legion’s Flanders Field this November.

Dedicate a tribute now

John McCrae wrote the poem 'In Flanders Fields' which inspired the use of the poppy as a symbol of Remembrance.

In the spring of 1915, shortly after losing a friend in Ypres, a Canadian doctor, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae wrote his now famous poem after seeing poppies growing in battle-scarred fields.

In Flanders Fields

The poem by John McCrae

In Flanders' fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead. Short days ago
We 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 failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high,
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders' Fields.

Poppies in Trafalgar Square fountain

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