In England (and many Commonwealth Countries), November 11th is called Remembrance Day or Armistice Day. It marks the day that World War I ended in 1918. The Brits wear poppies throughout the month of November to remember those who gave their lives in battle because poppies are the flowers that grew on the battlefields after World War One ended.
One of the most famous poems of the time, written by Laurence Binyon, is called “The Fallen”. Below is perhaps the most poignant part of the poem, The Ode of Remembrance.
They shall not grow old, as we that as left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
We will remember them.
Thank you to everyone who served.