It’s Remembrance Day here, and at the end of a day full of ceremony and solemnity, I’m pleased to report that London Poppy Day (see previous post) brought in £802,000 (that’s $1,275,000)for needy veterans and soldiers and their dependents. That’s even more impressive when you consider that last year’s total was £450,000. As the British say, “Well done, you!”
Some poppies are made by hand, in factories set up to employ disabled veterans and their dependents. Click here to follow a link to a YouTube video of the Queen visiting a poppy factory, and making her own poppy to wear.