Remembrance Sunday, which falls on 13 November this 2016, is a day for the nation to remember and honour those who sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom. The striking red flower of the poppy bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders during World War I and has since become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day. The poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ was based on the poppy during a solemn time. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November each year to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally ended at ‘the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month,’ in accordance with the Armistice. We remember the fallen with this keepsake thimble and for each one sold The Thimble Guild will make a £1 donation to the Royal British Legion.