Poppy colours & what each poppy mean?

by Emily Educator November 11, 2021

Great family education and fun all the same time.

Black Poppy Red Poppy The meaning and colours of poppies




Many people choose to wear a poppy in November for Remembrance Day to show respect for the people who died fighting in the First World War and the conflicts that followed it.

The meaning and colours of poppies Purple Poppy




But did you know? Besides the red poppy, there’s also the black, purple and white coloured poppies. I found this great read on Newsround 

Honouring all who fought for our country to keep us safe. In addition, raising awareness and a salute to the many Black, African, and Caribbean communities’ servicemen, and servicewomen. To learn more click here Nova Scotia’s Black Battalion, No. 2 Construction  or click here http://www.blackhistorycanada.ca

FYI – Poppies -Do you know:

When to Wear? 

The lapel Poppy should be worn during the Remembrance period, from the last Friday in October until November 11. The Legion encourages the wearing of Poppies at funerals of Veterans, and for any commemorative event such as a memorial service, or the anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. As well, it is not inappropriate to wear a Poppy during other times to commemorate Fallen Veterans and it is an individual choice to do so.

How to remove?

Poppies may be worn throughout the Remembrance period, including in the evening after Remembrance Day Ceremony. Some choose to remove their Poppy at the end of the day on November 11. Some choose to remove their Poppy at the conclusion of the ceremony and place their Poppy on the cenotaph or on a wreath as a sign of respect. This has become a poignant tradition each year at the National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa as thousands of Poppies are placed on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

The Fallen Poppy

When a Poppy is removed, it should be stored appropriately or it may be disposed of respectfully. We encourage anyone who finds a Poppy that has fallen to the ground to pick it up and brush it off so that it can be kept or disposed of respectfully.  Legion

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