The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem “In Flanders Fields”.
The remembrance poppy has been used since the 1920’s to honour the memory of soldiers who have died in the war. They were first used in the US for the soldiers who died in World War 1. Today, they are mainly used in current and former commonwealth states to honour the memory of their servicemen and women who have been killed since 1914. In those states, small artificial poppies are often worn on clothing on Remembrance/Armistice Day and in the weeks before it. Poppy wreaths are also often laid at War Memorials.
This is why every year we have a minute silence in remembrance and out of respect for the servicemen and women we lost in the war.