His Excellency and Lady Dalton with members of the Jersey Army Cadet Force helped to sow the Flanders poppy seeds at Government House to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War.
His Excellency says the planting sends out an important message.
“History is about teaching us how to remember things, but also how to learn from them. I’m hoping that personally this garden, the whole ideas of the wildflowers and the poppies we’ve planted this year for the RBL (Royal British Legion), is all about remembering and looking forward to the future.”
Several of St Helier’s primary school pupils will also be planting poppy seeds this to mark the occasion.
Each school will have a special planter – which will be placed around town once they have come into flower.
His Excellency is delighted that youngsters in the island are getting involved.
“This is about getting them (the children) to learn, understand and try to find something that comes out of those historical examples so they can live their lives better in future.
“All the idea of planting something, to grow something new, to make it fresh, that’s what it’s all about.”