The Australian Returned Soldiers and Sailors Imperial League (the forerunner to the RSL) first sold poppies for Armistice* Day in 1921 importing one million silk poppies, made in French orphanages. They remain a symbol of remembrance.
My story is not that unusual. Did well at school, went to uni, got a great job, travelled, lived overseas, got married, progressed well in a career I loved and then had kids. I have to say, when I was younger I never expected to be a stay at home mum.