Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Everywhere I go these days, I see people donning poppies in honor of fallen soldiers from both World Wars. In 1918, poppies were sold in order to fund the recovery of injured soldiers in the Great War. Now the poppy symbolizes remembrance of fallen soldiers. Many don the flower around this time as Britain's official Remembrance Day, also referred to as Poppy Day, falls on November 11th. It just so happens that some in America recognize veterans on November 11th as well. Next Wednesday, all federal parks are waiving entrance fees in order to honor veterans' service to the United States of America.

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