Our Poppy sits in a large glass vase surrounded by corks from various bottles of bubbles that have been shared to celebrate significant events in our life together. We purchased the poppy when we lived in the UK after my retirement from the Army in 2012, having served for 28 years. Serving in various locations both friendly and hostile during that time. My father served prior to me for 17 years along with his brother. The poppy is a reminder for me of those who served and gave their all for us today and also for close friends who I have known and gave the same sacrifice in recent wars. It’s always on display in the house close to my medals. The Poppy has now travelled with us to our early retirement in the sun, Polemi, Cyprus. Gary & Victoria O’Fee.