Why poppies?

In Flanders' fields the poppies blow,
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

John McCrea


Dear Todd,

Remembrance day is when we remember the people who died in wars. It's like Veterans day and Memorial day. Last Sunday there were special services at war memorials in every town. There was a big service in London at the Cenotaph (the national memorial), and the Queen and Mr Blair (our Prime Minister) put wreaths of poppies on the monument.

You can find out all about it if you click here:

Today we had two minutes silence at eleven o'clock.

your friend,

Hi Chuckie,

The 11th hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month is when the First World War, ended. Poppies are a little red flower which can lie in the soil for years without showing itself. Then, often when the ground is disturbed, like in the war it was through canon fire and mines, grows and flowers. So it became associated with battle fields. Often many poppies were growning on land completely destroyed by bombs, shells and mines. Poppies became a symbol of rememberance of those who died on those battlefields. The Royal British Legion adopted the poppy, and sell them (mainly paper poppies) for the rememberance services in November (the 11th month) every year.


Hi Brittany,

If you want to know about poppy day, why not have a look in my local paper. Just click here:


your friend,

Hello Ashley,

It's great that your parents are your heroes, maybe you'd like to tell me why.

If you came to my city I'd take you to see the dock where the ship the Matthew sailed from. It's a replica of a 400 year old boat that John Cabot sailed in when he discovered Newfoundland


He sailed from my city, which is called Bristol. Then we'd go and see the Clifton Suspension Bridge:


It was the first suspension bridge in the world and the view from there is beautiful. Then we'd probably go and have a pizza:


If you click on the links you can have a sneak preview of the places we would go. If I came to Delmar where would you take me? I almost forgot .... Wallace and Gromit come from my city too!


They won three Oscars, so I'm sure you've heard of them!

your friend,


Patricia A. Weeg