Topek's Poppy Army

Sunday marks 100 years since the Armistice was signed in November 1918, bringing an end to the First World War.

Inspiration for the red wildflower was taken from the 1915 poem “In Flanders Fields” by Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, the Poppy is chosen as a symbol of hope as it once grew in the fields devastated by shellfire and tank tracks where brave soldiers fought for our country and unfortunately met their end.

We have changed our logo to show our support for all the courageous servicemen and women who have sacrificed their lives to the protection of our country over the past 100 years and will be partaking in a 2 minute silence at 11am on Sunday 11th November to commemorate the lives of the heroic soldiers whose lives were lost in battle.  

Lest we forget.