To recognize the efforts of Armed Forces families, Decca Records organized a talent search among Armed Forces families in the UK.
Children who had either a sibling or a father serving in the UK military were qualified to enter the talent search.
Out of thousands of applicants, five young girls made it through to form The Poppy Girls.
The Poppy Girls include Megan Adams (10), Bethany Davey (15), Charlotte Mellor (17), Alice Milburn (13), and Florence Ransom (10).
American singer-songwriter Regina Spektor wrote the song for The Poppy Girls’ debut single called “The Call (No Need To Say Goodbye).”
They got the privilege to perform the song for the first time during the Royal British Legion’s Festival of Remembrance.
One of the special guests who were present was Queen Elizabeth II.
Charles Byrne, head of fundraising at the Royal British Legion, told The Telegraph, “This is a hauntingly beautiful track sung by a group of girls who know what it means to have family members constantly placed in harm’s way.”
During the Festival of Remembrance, the Legion was touched by The Poppy Girls’ performance and one of the lucky girls got a chance to meet her daddy before schedule. Watch the video and try not to cry.
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