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    We call it Remembrance Day. So does the rest of the Commonwealth as far as I know. I' d say most people wear a poppy pin for 2-3 weeks as a reminder.

    I just looked it up. Americans also initially wore a poppy...but stopped at some point ...and call it Veteran's Day instead.

    New Zealand has a day in April.

    France wears a blue flower.
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    We still wear one. The Veteran Groups gives them out.

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    The football teams (soccer) over here have poppies printed on their shirts for remembrance weekend.

    Swansea city had an ex player die in combat in afghan in 2012 and they had some lovely words said just before kick off.

    But yes remembrance day in the UK. Time to sit and realise what we have now and how lucky we truly are to live the way we do.

    God bless each and every one of them, we will remember them.

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    My In Laws are from England and they went thru the London Bombings as kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plecos View Post
    We still wear one. The Veteran Groups gives them out.
    Like Plecos said; Americans have always worn them as far back as I can remember and I'm getting up there ;-)
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    Here it is known as Armistice.

    And on the Sunday closest to it (ie yesterday) my high school performs the Armistice Parade in honour of the boys and masters who died in the world wars and several other wars.

    90 students are chosen to perform. Full cadet dress, bagpipes, snare-drums etc.

    The group chosen practice for about 6 months before the day. My year (2010) we were flawless. Rifles hit the ground or the shoulders on command and with perfect synchronisation.

    In the middle of the school courtyard stands the Cenotaph. The memorial built in their honour.

    On it are the names of the fallen and these simple words
    "Sons of this place, let this of you be said, that you who live are worthy of your dead"
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    The last one of these Ill ever give! Enjoy the AC bucks Rue! - smaug Yes, there is still a place in today's world for the  Darwin Awarads - Cliff Thanks for the Rep!!! :) - C-Dub Merry Christmas - Cliff Merry Christmas Rue - jeffs99dime 
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    Someone should go correct that website regarding poppies in America!

    Thanks too...for showing the photo of your cenotaph!
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    A poppy for me! :D

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    Over here, and in the Nordics as well I think, we called it Saint Martin's and it has nothing to do with war. Quite probably because we stayed out of the first war.

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    Veteran's Day is very special for our family. Multiple generations of soldiers. Including three of my brothers. I would have joined but circumstances led me not to and then I developed a nervous tic that probably would have gotten me discharged anyway. A little disheartening to know that if I wanted to enter the military I probably couldn't.
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