Remember Poppy Day

Music By Olly Wedgwood | Lyrics & Poem by Chris Grace | Poppy Art By Teresa Scannella

Remembering The Many Who Have Fought Or Died In The Wars & Those Affected By Their Sacrifices

Please Observe Two Minutes Silence at 11am on Armistice Day (11th November) or on Remembrance Sunday

 
  

Other Remembrance Day Poems & Songs

 

In Flander's 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 Flander's 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, tho poppies grow
In Flander's fields.

Liet. -Col. John McCrae
 
  Official RBL Poppy Appeal Song for 2013:
 'The Call (No Need To Say Goodbye) ' by The Poppy Girls
  Please click on the link above to see the video and support the single.
 
 

Poppy

  Poppy we are but children small,
We are too little to do it all.

Children you may do your part.
Love each other is how you start.
Play without fighting.
Share your games and toys.
Be kind and thoughtful,
To all girls and boys.
 
 

Remembrance Day

  We wear a poppy
On Remembrance Day,
And at eleven
We stand and pray.
Wreaths are put
Upon a grave.
As we remember
Our soldiers brave.
 
 

Little Poppy

  Little poppy
Given to me,
Help me keep Canada
Safe and free.
  I'll wear a little poppy,
As red as red can be,
To show that I remember
Those who fought for me.
 
 

Coming In On a Wing and a Prayer

  Coming in on a wing and a prayer,
Look below there's our field over there.
Though there's one motor gone
We will still carry on,
Coming in on a wing and a prayer.
 
 

Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree

  Don't sit under the apple tree
With anyone else but me,
With anyone else but me,
With anyone else but me,
No no no!
Don't sit under the apple tree
With anyone else but me,
TIll I come marching home.
 
 

The White Cliffs of Dover

  There'll be bluebirds over
The White Cliffs of Dover,
Tomorrow just you wait and see.

There'll be love and laughter
And peace ever after,
Tomorrow when the world is free.
   
 

Are You Sleeping?  (to the tune of "Frere Jacques")

  See the poppies
See the poppies
Oh so red
Oh so red
Growing on the hillside
Growing on the hillside
Soldiers lay dead
Soldiers lay dead

We remember
We remember
On this day
On this day
Soldiers on the hillside
Soldiers on the hillside
Far away
Far away
   

Charities Supported

The Poppy Appeal (Music)
Alzheimer's Society (Art & Cards)
Remembrance Day Song - Remember Poppy Day
  Home Page & Video
  Remember Poppy Day Single
  Listen or Download
  Other Olly Wedgwood Music & Videos
  Article - About The Project
  How You Can Help
  Poem - Full Length
  Song Lyrics
  Art Prints & Cards
  Official RBL Poppy Appeal Song for 2014:
'No Man's Land (Green Fields Of France) - Joss Stone
  Official RBL Poppy Appeal Song for 2013: 'The Call' - The Poppy Girls
  Free Screensavers
  Press Resources - Coming Soon
  Educational Resources
  Poppy Appeal Prize Draw
  Charities Supported By
Remember Poppy Day Project
  Events
  Debate & Forum
  Sam Wedgwood
  Georgi Bartlett
  Photos
  Contact Us
 
The First Two Minute Silence in London (11 November 1919) was reported in the Manchester Guardian on 12 November 1919:
After writing the poem, I found this account on Wikipedia of the first two minute silence and it brings to life the first passage of the poem, although in an era pre-modern technology;
"The first stroke of eleven produced a magical effect. The tram cars glided into stillness, motors ceased to cough and fume, and stopped dead, and the mighty-limbed dray horses hunched back upon their loads and stopped also, seeming to do it of their own volition.
Someone took off his hat, and with a nervous hesitancy the rest of the men bowed their heads also. Here and there an old soldier could be detected slipping unconsciously into the posture of 'attention'. An elderly woman, not far away, wiped her eyes, and the man beside her looked white and stern.
Everyone stood very still ... The hush deepened. It had spread over the whole city and become so pronounced as to impress one with a sense of audibility. It was a silence which was almost pain ... And the spirit of memory brooded over it all".
 
Poppy Cross Memorial - Remembrance Day
 
Music - Listen & Download
 
 
 

The Remember Poppy Day Team

  Left to right:
  Olly Wedgwood
writer - music, piano, vocals
  Georgi Bartlett
saxophone
  Chris Grace
writer - poem & lyrics, website
  Teresa Scannella
artist - poppy fields painting
  Sam Wedgwood
backing vocals & various instruments
  Rachael Talibart
photographer (this side of the lens!)
 

 
 

Remember Poppy Day

 
Contact Us    email:  info@remember-poppy-day.com  Tel from the UK:  01483 771 345
Tel from outside the UK:  +44 1483 771 345
 
 

Music By Olly Wedgwood | Lyrics & Poem by Chris Grace | Poppy Art By Teresa Scannella

 
Optional Additional Charity Donation   Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal - Fundraising Page
If you would like to make an additional contribution, we have set up a fundraising page for the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal. To donate, click on the image on the right. Or enter the official Poppy Appeal Prize Draw
www.remember-poppy-day.com

Please Observe Two Minutes Silence at 11am on Armistice Day (11th November) or on Remembrance Sunday


 
 
Official Facebook page for Remember Poppy Day
 
Woking Alzheimer's Sociaety Charity Donation
£400 raised for
Alzheimer's Society
 
Live Radio Appearances
Please note: since these BBC Radio appearances, the proportion to the charities has been raised to 100% of profits to Poppy Apeal for all Music and 50% on Art & Cards to Alzheimer's Society
BBC Radio Surrey - Guildford
104FM | 104.6 FM
Hear a recording
of Chris live on
BBC Radio Surrey
& BBC Radio Sussex
Chris was live from the Guildford studios as a
main feature
discussing the Remember Poppy Day Project
Also the Sarah Gorrell Show
BBC Radio Sussex
95.3FM | 104.5FM | 104.8FM | DAB
 
November 11 Remember Poppy Day on Ukranian TV Inter - main News Programme
International TV
Olly was filmed by Inter, the leading Ukranian TV Channel for broadcast on their peak news programmes on November 11th (up to 40 million viewers)
See Ukranian TV
News Coverage
Remember Poppy Day on Ukranian TV Channel Inter
Remembrance Day 11th November
 
Hear a recording
of Olly live on
BBC 3 Counties Radio
BBC Radio Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire & Buckinghamshire
95.5FM | 103.8 FM | 1045FM
Olly was live from the Luton studios as a main feature
and also had another
Radio interview with
BBC Radio Milton Keynes
 
 
 
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Some of your comments
"Really lovely and moving , well done!"
Alison Davey

ďI looked at the website and after listening to the song and seeing the photos I was filled with such emotion that I am still crying now as I write this email.
You have done an incredible job putting this together and I really do feel privileged to be part of it. I wish everyone huge success.Ē
Teresa Scannella
Woking Surrey

"Love the song and lyrics "
Linda Stone
Hinchley Wood, Surrey

 

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