Here at Hacketts and Nina Kay we are proud to show you our Remembrance Poppy window display 2019 to pay our respects for this forthcoming Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday.
We remember the service and sacrifice of our wonderful Armed Forces, Veterans, Emergency Services, Allies, their families and those living in the countries affected by conflict past and present.
“Remembrance is the act of stopping to remember the people affected by war and to hope for a peaceful future”
The Poppy became the symbol of Remembrance after the First World War, on the third Armistice Day in 1921, and continues to be a poignant symbol to this day. The origins of this symbolism lie in the landscape of Northern France in the WWI battlefields where red poppies were one of the few flowers that were able to bloom due to the high lime content of the soil after battle. Soldiers folklore states the vivid red colour of the poppy came from the blood of soldiers soaking into the ground.
Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae was inspired to write the poem, In Flanders Fields, in May 1915 after noting how quickly poppies grew on the soldiers graves of those who died at the Battle of Ypres.