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P is for Poppy

A poppy is a beautiful red flower that grows all over the world.

After World War One, many of the battlefields were covered with poppies. Some soldiers believed that these poppies were so red because of all the suffering and blood on the battlefields.

Today the poppy is worn on Remembrance Day, the 11th of November. At 11 o’clock on that day, everyone is asked to be silent for just one minute. The silence is a chance to remember all those who have died in wars and to be glad that we are not at war today. If you have a calendar in your classroom, you could ask your teacher to mark the 11th of November. Ask your teacher to write ‘Remembrance Day.’

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Click here for more information about the poppy and its role in Remembrance Day

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