We could never forget the service and sacrifices of the brave men and women of our Armed Forces(and their families) who have defended our way of life and our freedom. So on Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday we honour them, therefore as poppies are the symbol of Remembrance Day we've made some out of our gemstones, wire and cabochons.
On the 11th November in 1918 at 11 am World War I came to an end with the armistice agreement that caused the 11th November to originally be dubbed Armistice Day. Until 1931 when a bill in the House Of Commons changed the name to Remembrance Day.
Remembrance Day is observed, often with a minutes silence, in some countries like the UK, Canada, Australia, Poland, Belgium, the United States(they call it Veterans Day) and France on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Other countries have a similar solemn day on a different date such as ANZAC Day is observed in New Zealand on April 25 and in South Africa, Poppy Day is marked on the Sunday closest to November 11.
Purple poppies are also worn to remember animals that have been victims of war as horses, dogs and pigeons were often drafted into the war effort. Dogs in particular continue to be a part of war efforts today.