Why do we wear poppies for Remembrance Sunday?

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Poppies have become a way to remember those who have lost their lives in war. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

DURING the First World War, poppies grew on the battlefields, particularly in Flanders, Belgium.

This inspired the well-known poem In Flanders Fields by John McRae, which he wrote in May 3 1915 and was first published in December of the same year.

Since then, poppies have become a way to remember those who have lost their lives in war, and the money raised from selling them goes towards war veterans and their families who have been adversely affected by conflict.

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