Across the Commonwealth today is Remembrance day -- the anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War, and a day to remember those who gave their lives in all conflicts. It is widely signified by the wearing of poppies, the flowers which grew on the battlefields when the guns fell silent. I make a thread like this on this day every year, just as a little gesture of remembrance and gratitude. Please feel free to leave whatever messages you like below. In Flanders Fields By Lt. Col. John McCrae In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields. (Extract from) For the Fallen By Laurence Binyon They went with songs to the battle, they were young. Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow. They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted, They fell with their faces to the foe. 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.