Flanders Field of Poppies
Plant a poppy with a message in our own 'Flanders Field' to remember the fallen of recent and historical conflicts.
On Armistice Day this year, as we continue to commemorate over 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, the Legion will plant a Flanders Field of our supporters’ poppies beside the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial to the Missing. Every poppy planted is one more deed of courage remembered.
On 11 November 1918, the Armistice was signed and the Great War was over. Close to a million British and Commonwealth troops had made the ultimate sacrifice, many of them dying on the fields in Flanders.
This year, you have the opportunity to write a message and to have it included in the Centenary Field of Thanks at The National Memorial Arboretum, our nation's centre of Remembrance situated in Staffordshire on the edge of the National Forest. Whether you are remembering a loved one or want to honour the First World War generation, you can join us in making history.
During the First World War, hundreds of thousands of soldiers marched past the Menin Gate on their way to the front line.
The Menin Gate Memorial is now the only place in the world where the fallen of the First World War are remembered every single day. Engraved with the names of 54,395 Commonwealth soldiers who died and have no known grave, a special Remembrance service is held at 8pm every evening.