Remembrance Day – Paper & Plastic Poppies

The Remembrance Day

On Sunday, the 11th day of the 11th month at 11 am will mark the anniversary of the ending of World War I in 1918.

Remembrance Day, also known as Armistice Day, honours the signing of the armistice treaty in 1918 which earned four years of conflict to an end.

Germany and the Allies, in a railway carriage in the Forest of Compiegne in France, signed the treaty at 05:00. The guns fell silent along the Western Front in Europe, six hours later, at 11:00.

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WW1 Silent Planes

There will be a two-minute silence at 11 am on Sunday, like every year, as a tribute to those who lost their lives fighting for their country; it is for the nation to remember those who fought for our country and is, of course, a chance for us to understand and reflect the true meaning of this day:

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Remembering those who have been killed in the first World War

This day is used to remember those who have been killed not just in the first World War, but also World War Two, the Falklands and the Gulf wars; as well as, those who died in the recent conflicts of Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Inspiration Behind the Paper & Plastic Poppy, A Symbol of Remembrance.

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Poppy, A Symbol of Remembrance

A Canadian doctor (Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae), losing a friend in Ypres, was inspired by the sight of poppies growing in a battle-scarred field. Therefore, he wrote a World War One Poem “In Flanders Fields”, to value those who died. Remembrance Poppies, since 1921, are worn by millions of people, as a personal choice that reflects individual and personal memories. Real poppies were worn, initially, but now most flowers are made of paper and plastic.

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World War One Poem | In Flanders Fields [By Lx 121 [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], from Wikimedia Commons]


The Bugle Call, the Last Post

A Bugle call, the “Last Post” is traditionally played to mark the start of the two-minute silence in Armistice Day memorials and the sounding of “The Rouse” or “Reveille” is followed at the end of the silence:

(By Richard MS Irwin ( [GFDL ( or CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

The Value of Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is commemorated, differently, in various countries. Ireland and Scotland, the Remembrance Day, provides a very different impression. I.e. most towns and villages have ceremonies, for the expression of community, through a shared memory of what’s lost and not just for the justifications of wars. It is that understanding of community mourning that the wearing of poppies on TV or in football matches implores up.

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The Value of Remembrance Day, Assess, Analyse & Question

Remembrance Day should not be merely a task, with the community, for us to remember; we should also assess, analyse, question and doubt in the confidence that recognising the disputes and killings will tell each new generation that we must live with each other in harmony. Furthermore, we must also show understanding and respect for the dignity and rights of everyone.

Paper & Plastic Poppies with Masterflex Technical Hoses

The poppy, made of both paper and plastic, continues to be sold worldwide to raise money and to remember those who lost their lives in the First World War and subsequent conflicts.

Here at Masterflex, we will be wearing our poppies while continuing to manufacturer high-tech flexible hose, ducting and connecting systems. Many of our hoses are suitable for both paper and plastics industries.

In the paper industry, our PUR L Trivolution hose superb for the extraction of paper off cuts and in the plastic sector our PUR Trivolution range is very compatible for the granular transportation of plastic materials. Also, in both these industries, you will find our neoprene and silicon hoses for hot air applications.

Today, our products are in use throughout the industry, helping to solve our customer’s many different application requirements. Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited can also design and manufacture a hose or ducting product to a customers’ specific need.

For more information on our product range contact Masterflex UK.

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