Its symbol is the red poppy to memorialize the fallen soldiers, due (again, poetic) to the poem "In Flanders Fields" which begins with the lines
In Flanders fields the poppies blowThis explains the red poppies used in the stunning installation at the Tower of London. 888,246 red ceramic poppies, representing all the dead Commonwealth soldiers in WWI, appear to pour from the tower. I wish I could have seen it in person.
Between the crosses, row on row
Happy Veterans Day to all who served and are serving. Thanks.