Poppy Day is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries to commemorate all those who have fallen in the line of duty. It has been in place since 1918. The symbolic poppies have been used since 1920; the choice to use these flowers came from the fact that poppies were the only flowers to bloom at the barren battlefields of Flanders. The profits made by the poppies sold by the Royal British Poppy Appeal go towards helping veterans of the armed services, generating millions of pounds every year, which have aided many. The wearing of poppies, though, is not just a way to raise money for charity, alongside the 2-minute silence at 11 o’clock and other services held, but is also a way to pay respect to and honour those who sacrificed their lives in defence of their country’s ideals. We still benefit today from the freedoms they fought to protect, such as the freedom of speech. It is also a chance for the general public to commemorate family and friends lost fighting in wars and a way for many to reflect on the effects that war has on a nation. It is for all these reasons stated above that Remembrance Day is and should remain of great importance.