In the UK we have a special day to commemorate all the soldiers that have fought for us. My very debonair aunt asked if I could make her one to wear to Hong Kong this week, so being a special aunt, even though I'm up to my bleeding fingers in crochet commissions, I did.
Here's the free crochet poppy pattern for you too. (It's written in US terminology again, holler if you need help.) All I'd ask is that you make a donation to a poppy appeal collector when you pass them, just to make sure we're all still supporting the cause.