The poppy is a red flower that grows all over the world.
It is found on the battle fields of France and also at Gallipoli.
Soldiers said that it was so red because of all the blood and suffering.
In New Zealand we wear poppies on ANZAC Day to remember
those who died at war. We remember how they gave up their lives
so that we could live in a free country.
They are also worn in different countries around the world
on the 11th of November, as this is the day that the First World
Poppies were first sold in 1921 to raise money
for soldiers who were disabled or distressed as a result of the war. They are still sold
today to raise funds for those affected by war.