Each year the nation expresses its unequivocal support for The Royal British Legion's work through the Poppy Appeal. The Appeal is the Legion's biggest fundraising campaign and runs year-round. Money raised goes to support our welfare work for the Armed Forces community.
More than 40 million Remembrance poppies, 500,000 poppies of other types, 5 million Remembrance petals, 100,000 wreaths and sprays, 750,000 Remembrance Crosses and other Remembrance items are made at the Poppy Factory each year.
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, the First World War ended. Civilians wanted to remember the people who had given their lives for peace and freedom. An American War Secretary, Moina Michael, inspired by John McCrae's poem, "In Flanders' Fields", began selling poppies to friends to raise money for the ex-Service community. And so the tradition began.
How to get Poppies
USA Poppy Appeal Chairman
2616 Snowy Egret Way
Elk Grove, CA 95757
USA Poppy Appeal Representative
9921 Maple Street
Bellflower, CA 90706