To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, members of the Great War Society, dressed as the 4th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, stand under a shower of a million poppies Monday in Bovington, England. Fourteen million people from 28 countries died over four years of the war. The poppy is an enduring symbol that inspired the poem by Canadian Maj. John McCrae in 1915: In Flanders fields the poppies blow between the crosses, row on row . . .