We love helping out where we can, even to donate a dollar to The American Legions.
I mean, who doesn't love a good poppy flower.
So what is the history behind this symbolic flower.
"The use of the poppy as a symbol of fallen soldiers is derived from the poem "In Flanders Field." On May 3, 1915, Canadian Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae wrote the poem after the funeral of a friend who died in the Second Battle of Ypres. The war poem describes of how the red poppies grew over fallen soldiers' graves. Because of this poem poppies became the most recognized memorial symbol for soldiers who have died during war."
This is just a small part of an article my Aunt wrote over on her website entitled, "Remembrance Poppy". To read the entire article or to check out her website, simply clink the link below.
Hope you have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Take some time to remember those who have fallen to give us our freedom.
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