The remembrance poppy (Papaver rhoeas).

The Red Remembrance Poppy is an artificial flower that has been used since 1921 to commemorate military personnel lost in battle. It represents a common or feield popy (Papaver Rhoeas) inspired by the World War I poem “In Flanders Field” by Canadian physician Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae. After the fir public use, and campaign for their use, by Moina Michael, the popy was initially adopted by the American Legion to commemorate American soldiers killed in WWI (1914-1918).

Take a moment to think about what Memorial Day really means when gathering with family and friends. Remember all military and non-military service personnel who serve and give thanks – today and everyday.

~ Apt-2-Art ~

Memorial Day

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