If you are not from the UK you are probably wondering why everyone is wearing a poppy. The poppy is used as a symbol to show respect and honour the lives of those lost in conflicts involving the British & commonwealth Armed forces. The day of remembrance is normally held on the 2nd Sunday in November which is the nearest to Armistice Day (the anniversary of the end of the hostilities in the first world war).

 

What is the significance of Remembrance Sunday

In the United Kingdom, Remembrance Sunday is marked by ceremonies at local war memorials in most cities, towns and villages, attended by civic dignitaries, ex-servicemen and -women (principally members of the Royal British Legion), members of local armed forces regular and reserve units (Royal Navy and Royal Naval Reserve, Royal Marines and Royal Marines Reserve, Army andTerritorial Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Auxiliary Air Force), military cadet forces (Sea Cadet Corps, Army Cadet Force and Air Training Corps as well as the Combined Cadet Force) and youth organisations (e.g. Scouts, Boys’ Brigade, Girls’ Brigade andGuides). Wreaths of remembrance poppies are laid on the memorials and two minutes silence is held at 11 a.m. Church bells are usually rung “half-muffled”, creating a sombre effect.

Polar Choice & Remembrance

At Polar Choice we are a truly multicultural team with offices all over the globe we are respectful and tolerant of all religions and their views but for us the wearing of a poppy has nothing to do with race or religion its just to pay our respects to those that have given so much to their country without their efforts we would be unable to prosper and many of the services that we offer would be unavailable. From all the Polar Choice team thank you!