Loyal Poppy Crosses aims at placing a poppy cross on EVERY Commonwealth War Grave every year on Remembrance Day, 11 November, in honour of those who gave their lives.
It is wonderful seeing descendants of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice lay wreaths and poppies on the graves of their ancestors, but heart breaking to see so many graves left barren of this symbol of Remembrance.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission do an awesome job in maintaining the graves and cemeteries of those who have fallen but funds do not stretch to placing poppies on the graves.
Row upon row of headstones, standing to attention as they did 100 years ago – father, son, brother, lover. We caught the torch they threw to us and now, 100 years on, lets make a visual statement honouring their sacrifice.
A peaceful army of volunteers, laying poppy crosses each year, is our aim. Please help us fulfill this vision of honouring them all in
- Great Britain and Ireland
- Belgium, The Netherlands, Sweden
- Iran, Iraq, Syria, Israel, Lebanon
- Egypt, Yeman
- Cyprus, Greece
- India, Pakistan
- Australia, New Zealand
- Malta, Italy
- Poland, Russia
- Bulgaria, Croatia, Former republic of Macedonia
- South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique
- Tunisia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana
- and Sierra Leonne
A long list, a lot of names, a lot of lives, a lot of memories – let’s get this band-of-brothers Remembered!
In Flanders Fields
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.
John McCrae, May 1915