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Word on the Street: Are enough people wearing poppies this year?

PUBLISHED: 09:47 08 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:57 08 November 2017

Have you been wearing a poppy? Picture: EFP/CITIZENSIDE

Have you been wearing a poppy? Picture: EFP/CITIZENSIDE

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With Remembrance Sunday only four days away we asked people in Ipswich if they thought enough people were wearing poppies.

Remembrance Sunday is held on the second Sunday in November every year and is a day for the nation to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.

We wear poppies because during the First World War most of the fighting took place in Western Europe where the countryside fought over was blasted and bombed and turned to fields of mud – but despite the chaos and destruction bright red Flanders poppies grew in their thousands.

Members of the public wear the poppy on their chest as a symbol of remembrance to remember the fallen killed in conflict.

Armistice day is on November 11 and marks the end of the First World War, each year at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month we observe a two-minute silence.

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