Today I’ll wear my poppies because I want to commemorate the fallen heroes that made it possible for me to live in a free country and come here from another free country. So, today, I’ll commemorate British and Romanian alike.
Remembrance Day, or Poppy Day is commemorated since the end of World War I and is a memorial day for the soldiers that died protecting their country. The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem “In Flanders Fields”. These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their brilliant red colour an appropriate symbol for the blood spilled in the war.
We went in Liverpool to assist at the Remembrance Day Service. It was very nice, different from what I was expecting.