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Old 11-11-2020, 08:53 PM
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Here the money goes to the Royal British Legion. Where would the money raised in the US have gone to?
National Poppy Day®
May 22, 2020
The red poppy is a nationally recognized symbol of sacrifice worn by Americans since World War I to honor those who served and died for our country in all wars. It reminds Americans of the sacrifices made by our veterans while protecting our freedoms. Wear a poppy to honor those who have worn our nation's uniform.
All donations received will be used by The American Legion Family for their programs that support veterans, the military community and their families.
https://www.legion.org/poppyday

The American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Program. "Connecting the visual image of the poppy with the sacrifice of service made by our veterans has been an important goal of the American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Program since its inception in 1921. On Memorial Day and Veterans Day, millions of red crepe paper poppies—all handmade by veterans as part of their therapeutic rehabilitation—are distributed across the country in exchange for donations that go directly to assist disabled and hospitalized veterans in our communities."
https://www.alaforveterans.org/Poppy/
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Old 11-12-2020, 07:45 AM
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The grave of the Unknown Warrior is usually surrounded by poppies but here it's surrounded by? I'm not very up on plants.
It's laurels, echoing what was done in 1920.. The wreath laid by Prince Charles was a replica of the one laid by King George v in 1920, which was also laurels, with red roses. It wasn't till 1922 that poppies became the flower of remembrance.
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Old 11-12-2020, 06:59 PM
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I think poppy wearing is a very British thing. I know in France cornflowers are the symbol of remembrance and are worn in a similar fashion to the red poppies. Some other countries like the US wear poppies but not to the national scale of the UK. In early November all television personalities, reporters, politicians, etc are all wearing poppies.
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Old 11-16-2020, 01:51 PM
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Thank you Lady Daly & janet14 for your posts.
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Please note that several posts have been moved to the https://www.theroyalforums.com/forum...0-a-48137.html thread, which is currently closed.
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Throwback to 1984's Festival of Remembrance with the late king Olav V of Norway as guest with the Queen.

Also in attendance H.M. The Queen Mother, HRH Duke of Edinburgh, HRH The Prince of Wales, HRH The Princess of Wales, HRH Anne and HRH Prince Michael of Kent.

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