Commemorating the Armistice, ending World War I hostilities and honouring the fallen
on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month
"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
Lest we forget."
Ode of Remembrance - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ode_of_Remembrance
Flanders poppies - http://www.awm.gov.au/commemoration/customs/poppies/