Why we must remember. This article recaps what happened and explains why. We should all try to understand our past and appreciate how many people gave their lives to give us what we have today. In the UK, we have the opportunity to show our respect when we buy our poppies each year. As a Nation, we do this well, supporting the British Legion with money, proudly wearing our poppies. Many thousands of people are visiting the area this weekend. Our appreciation, thanks and respect go with them.