I purchased the poppy to pay tribute to all those who gave their lives and to honour my grandfather who rode into WW1 on a horse and drove out in a tank. He lied about his age, joined the Calvary and was one of the first be trained in tank warfare. He came home, unlike many of his friends.
The poppy has special meaning to me, as I am a military wife and have kept the home fires burning for many oversea tours. The poppy is proudly displayed in my home.