Wednesday, November 11, 2009

TO THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED OUR COUNTRY

THANK YOU



The Story of the Symbolic Poppy

The poppy seed can lie for years before it spouts nodding buds and then blooms four crumpled petals. It is a vivid mix between red and orange in color. These simple flowers grew en mass over the grave sites on the Western Front. They soon became a symbol associated with Veterans.

In the 1920’s people began selling paper poppies made to look like the wildflower. This provided assistance to ex-servicemen and their families. Today, the donations help build housing for seniors and support groups such as Meals-on-Wheels. People buy them to show their support for soldiers and their families. You will probably see someone selling them on Veterans Day, so help out if you can and wear your poppy proudly.




FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE POPPY GO HERE.

TO THOSE WHO ARE STILL SERVING ~ THANK YOU



Thank you to KBeau at Life in the Slow Lane for the reminder of the poppy flower.

19 comments:

Mara said...

Thank you indeed, to all the men and women who served in the past and serve still.

Utah Grammie said...

What a lovely post! Thank you for reminding us all of WHO we need to thank for the freedoms we sometimes take for granted :-)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

What a wonderful and beautiful post my dear! Very moving and just amazing! Now I know why I love Poppies so much :)

Randi Troxell said...

thank you.. this was a wonderful post...

CRY said...

GREAT POSTING!

Mike Golch said...

Greatposting,I would like add Amen!

Trish said...

Deb...thank you for the history of the Poppy. This was a wonderful post and a 3cent stamp that was many moons ago!

Krista P said...

Happy Veterans Day!

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

awesome - never heard that story before

Amy said...

Thanks for sharing this with me. I learned something new today..

Sandra said...

I won't be getting a gift for cooking dinner for my married kids either, funny how that works!

Happy Veteran's Day!

Sandy said...

Nice post.

Kristie said...

Very neat! Thanks for sharing that information! :-)

croleyc69 said...

Awesome post !!!
Caroline

xinex said...

Great informational blog, Debby! Thanks!...Christine

COUNTRY MOM said...

What a great post...

blueviolet said...

I never knew this, thank you!

Holly said...

There is some great symbolism with the poppy and our servicemen. I love poppies.

Kirby3131 said...

Thanks for the reminder of the reason behind the poppy flower. Poppies are my favorite flower. :)

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