Why are people in London wearing poppies?

Have you noticed people wearing and selling poppies in and around London? Do you know why?

The week before 11 November, you’ll see people on the TV and in the streets wearing a poppy.

Poppies are red flowers which are worn to show others that you are remembering those who died for their country.

The reason poppies are used is because they are the flowers which grew on the battle fields after the World War 1 ended.

Poppies are also used to raise money for all the old soldiers who are still alive.

The organisation in charge of looking after older soldiers, or veterans, is called the British Legion.

Each year, volunteers will sell these poppies in the street all over Britain.

You can decide how much money you want to give to the poppy sellers.

If you want to read more about this, you can go to:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/find_out/guides/uk/remembrance_day/newsid_2438000/2438319.stm


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