Tomorrow is Veteran’s Day and undoubtedly, you’ll see people donning red poppies in honor of those who have fallen in battle.
So what is the history of the red poppy’s significance?
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 became a symbol for the blood spilled in the war.
Jeweler Adrian Buckley created amazingly beautiful poppy brooches five years ago whose proceeds go toward The Royal British Legion. Celebrities such as the Duchess of Cambridge, Angelina Jolie, Jude Law, Lady Gaga and Stephen Fry have proudly worn them.
Here are a few examples of his work: