A poppy

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 War ended.

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.

 

 

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The Anzac Poppy
The Anzac Poppy
The Anzac Poppy
The Anzac Poppy
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(Info) Januaryl, 2006