Red Poppies grow wild along the roadside near my house.  I walk past them daily.  Their large red blossoms are visible a block away.

May is the month Poppies bloom here.

May is also the month of Memorial Day.

Each time I see the red poppies, I remember my dad purchasing an artificial red poppy from roadside sellers on the way to church the Sunday before Memorial Day.

For more information on what inspired the red poppy to be a symbol of Memorial Day, read In Flander’s Field and a brief history on the purpose of red poppies in Memorial Day celebrations.


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