Poppy Valor

In 1915, during World War I, Canadian, Lt. Col. John McCrae penned the poem "In Flanders Fields" in honor of a friend that was killed by a German shell. The blood red poppy was able grow in the battle-scarred landscape and covered the graves of the fallen. Since its writing, the poppy has become the remembrance flower for those who have died in combat in several countries to include the United States.