Last weekend at the 11th of November there was the Rememberance Day which is also often called Poppy Day (poppy = Mohnblume). It is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Already some weeks beforehand, people start walking around with a poppy on their jacket. In London, there were also several parades. We saw one in the street leading to the Big Ben.
It was like a mass: a priest was talking, on the right sight dressed up soldiers were standing and in front of the memorial relatives that lost a family member in the war were waiting.
Also in front of the Westminster Abbey thousands of Poppys on crosses were stucked into the ground