Lest we forget…

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Armistice Day, or Remembrance Day as it is known throughout the Commonwealth, is commemorated on 11 November every year to honour the brave men and women in uniform who have fallen in battle.

It was on this day in 1918 that the Armistice between the Allied Powers and the German Empire was signed, bringing the hostilities of World War I (WWI) to an end.

Today, many nations throughout the Commonwealth commemorate Remembrance Day by holding solemn memorial services, of which the red poppy has become an established symbol.

The red poppy is reminiscent of the fields of Flanders, a site of brutal battles that took place on the Western Front in WWI. After the battles, poppies bloomed in the area; the poppies became a symbol of the blood shed in war.

We at the Battlebox honour those who have fallen by wearing red poppies on our clothing through the month of November.

Lest we forget…