Friday, May 23, 2014

Sepia Saturday: The Poppy

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.

I am joining the Sepia Saturday Blog Hop hosted 
by the one and only: Ruckus the Eskie


  1. Its always good to give a hand, nice work :)

  2. We always support our poppy day and over here you can really cool jewellery ones with proceeds going to the British Legion. We are going to get some as gifts. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. We see those poppy flowers around, but I have never seen them on a Doodle head before ;)

  4. Good for you!!!
    It looks great on you too, so thats a bonus!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  5. You wear that poppy well young Spencer, wear it with pride. :-) x x x

  6. Thanks for sharing the poppy's meaning. My father-in-law was very active in the American Legion and sold them every Memorial Day. Such a wonderful way to show your support. Buy a poppy today : )

  7. I am beyond words when it comes to that adorable picture of Spencer. It is priceless. Happy Memorial Day to everyone... Let us never forget...

  8. Momma and I didn't know that about the poppy - thank you for sharing that piece of information with us.

  9. Perfect colorsplash this Sepia Memorial Weekend!- Ruckus the Eskie

  10. That's really beautiful. Thank you for sharing.