Memorial Day is the time set aside on the last Monday in May to commemorate American military personnel that died in all wars, recognizing and honoring the families that served by giving the ultimate sacrifice. 

Since World War I, the poppy has been an enduring symbol of remembrance, a way for all ages to acknowledge and appreciate service.

According to the American Legion website, “The red poppy came to symbolize the blood shed during battle following the publication of the wartime poem ‘In Flanders Fields.’ The poem was written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, M.D. while serving on the front lines.”

Since the 1920s, the poppy has helped to memorialize the honorable soldiers who fought and died while serving.

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