November 11th is Remembrance Day in the UK and other Commonwealth states, and Veteran’s Day in the US, which commemorates the servicemen and women who died serving their countries. Here’s how you can honour them with your crocheting!
In Europe, the red corn poppy is a potent symbol of remembrance. These delicate flowers produce seeds that can lie dormant for years, flowering when the soil is turned up and the seed reaches the surface. In Flanders fields, soldiers noticed that soil disturbed by shells, digging and munitions trucks sprouted blood-red flowers.