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Poppy - The Flower of Remembrance - Veterans Day

Posted on 10 November 2015

flowers  The remembrance poppy has been used since 1921 to commemorate military personnel who have died in war. Inspired by the World War I poem "In Flanders Fields", and were first adopted by the American Legion to commemorate American soldiers killed in that war (1914–1918). The remembrance poppy was then adopted by military veterans' groups throughout the world. They are used to commemorate the servicemen and women killed in all conflicts since 1914. Small artificial poppies are often worn on clothing leading up to Remembrance Day/Armistice Day (11 November). Poppy wreaths are also often laid at war memorials. Veterans Day is an official United States federal holiday that is observed annually on November 11th, honoring people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.  In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11th as the first commemoration of Armistice Day and became a legal holiday in 1938 and was renamed Veterans Day in 1954. It coincides with other holidays including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. On this Veterans Day honor and thank all who have served and are serving in the US Armed Forces with one of our beautiful patriotic flower arrangement handcrafted by our skilled floral designers. For more information see http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/get-involved/garden-of-remembrance/flower for more flowers of remembrance and flower symbolism.

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