Patriotic Memorial Day Flowers

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“In Flanders fields the poppies blow between the crosses, row on row”  – In Flanders Fields, John McRae

The popular war poem, which lamented the deaths of hundreds of soldiers in a battle during World War I, forever linked the red poppy and the traditions surrounding Memorial Day. Although the observance did not become an official U.S. holiday until 1971, “Decoration Day”, as it was originally known, captured the hearts of Americans since the Civil War.  Continue reading