This year is the 100th anniversary of World War I and the 70th anniversary of England’s declaration of war against Germany during World War II. In Cornwall, all the young men were drafted immediately and put on a boat to be shipped off for training. Soldiers from towns were kept together, the thinking being that boys who knew one another would fight better together. The war took a terrible toll on the boys of Cornwall, many of whom died fighting in France, spilling their blood on fields of poppies, as so eloquently described in the poem “Flanders Fields.” The Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall this spring began plowing this huge field in the traditional manner, with heavy horses and a manual plow. The field is being planted in red poppies, which will serve as the centerpiece for scores of events to commemorate the war, so that those who so bravely gave their lives shall never be forgotten.