The Anzac Memorial installation at Devonport in Auckland, New Zealand 2015 marks the centenary of the ANZAC involvement in the First World War, April 20, 2015.
Previous photo: A sea of red remembrance poppies are seen at the site of the former Royal New Zealand Air Force base at Hobsonville Point in Auckland. On April 25th, Australia and New Zealand will commemorate 100 years since more than 20,000 Australian and New Zealand servicemen landed at the Gallipoli Peninsula during the first World War on April 25, 1915.
Because poppies bloomed in the spring of 1915 on the battlefields of Belgium, France, and Gallipoli these vivid red flowers became synonymous with the loss of life in war and a symbol of remembrance.
Bet you didn't know that about red poppies.