Poppies to Remember - British Students care for Graves of 18 Newfoundlander's  from World War One - Jean Edwards Stacey

Poppies to Remember - British Students care for Graves of 18 Newfoundlander's from World War One - Jean Edwards Stacey

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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.