Twice a year, ever since 2003, students at Beatrix Potter Primary
School in London, England, lay red poppies of remembrance on the graves of 18
Newfoundlanders who died during World War One and now live buried far away from
home in Wandsworth Cemetery, which is across the street from their school.
The student carry out their labour of love on July1,
Memorial Day in Newfoundland and Labrador and marking the day in 1916 when more
than 700 members of the Newfoundland Regiment were wounded of killed as
Beaumont Hamel, France, on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, and on
November 11, known as both Remembrance Day and Armistice Day, and commemoration
the day the war ended in 1918.