Almost a century ago to the day, on November 11 1918, came the end to the Great War, one of the bloodiest wars to have ever occurred, and now, all these years later, the country will stop and remember. Held annually on the second Sunday of November, the nation comes to a standstill at 11am, to commemorate those who are no longer with us. The poppy is a sign of respect and remembrance, with the Royal British Legion’s campaign kicking off at the end of October, taking to the streets, public establishments and workplaces to distribute the iconic paper poppy and collect donations. Each year they promote the ‘rethink remembrance’ campaign where they ask everyone to recognise today’s generations of veterans. Why a poppy? In 1914 the poppy was the only flower to bloom on the barren battlefields, creating a sea of blood red colour as they blossomed far and wide – ever since the beautiful flower has been a poignant symbol for the fallen service men and women killed in conflict. The poppy now not only represents the brutalities that occurred in World War I and II but also in the modern-day battles. The poppy is placed on the chest to represent remembrance of the brave people who remain close to our country’s heart. So, this Sunday wear your poppy with pride and spend a few minutes reflecting on the fallen soldiers of the past, present and those who will fight for the future. How are you remembering Armistice Day this year? Let us know @HeatHolderSocks on Twitter.