Tomorrow marks Remembrance Day, where those who have died in the line of duty - not just in conflict - are remembered.
The Poppy Appeal collects millions of pounds on behalf of the Earl Haig Fund. The donations are used to help ex-service personnel. It is not, as some would have it, used as some sort of front for political or religious beliefs.
It is a unique date in history: 11am on the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the eleventh year. Such a date will not occur for 100 years, and who knows what state the world will be in then.
Even if you do not donate to the charity, and whatever your political and religious beliefs, at least spare a thought for those who did not get the opportunity to have the choices you enjoy.