Cat is a high school teacher from Hamilton Ontario Canada and describes why she feels ‘lucky enough to own a poppy’

“I have a background in History and I’ve always had an interest in the World Wars. I know very little of my family military history but that there are tales of an uncle flying the Lancaster in WWI.

As a teacher I have been lucky enough to escort students to Paris and Normandy where we have visited Omaha and Juno Beaches, sites of the D-Day landings along with Arromonche and both the Canadian and American cemeteries. I find it a humbling experience. I’ve also been able to visit Pearl Harbour which too was very moving.

I consider myself blessed to own a poppy from the Tower of London.”

You can view Cat’s poppy here. Join her and plant your poppy on the digital map.