Dear parent and students,
In the spring of 1915, shortly after losing a friend in Ypres (Belgium), a Canadian doctor, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae was inspired by the sight of poppies growing in battle-scarred fields to write a now famous poem called 'In Flanders Fields'. After the First World War on 11 November 1918, the poppy was adopted as a symbol of Remembrance.
The poppy is
- A symbol of Remembrance and hope
- Worn by millions of people around the world on and around 11 November
- Red because of the natural colour of field poppies
The poppy is NOT
- A symbol of death or a sign of support for war
- A reflection of politics or religion
- Red to reflect the colour of the blood
By buying and wearing a poppy, you are remembering all those who have died as a result of war, or who suffer now because of war. Your kind donation will help to support veterans and their families – thanks you for your generosity.
You can donate and wear poppy flower from 4th November at BVIS Primary Campus