Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Veterans Day Poppies

We learned about Veterans Day last week and made poppies to honor our servicemen.

"Veterans Day: In 1918 on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the war of all war was declared at an end. November 11th was set aside as Armistice Day in the United States, to remember the sacrifices that men and women made during World War I in order to ensure a lasting peace. In 1958 this holiday was renamed Veterans Day in the US.

The Poppy was chosen to honor Veterans because it reminds us of a place called Flanders Field in Belgium where many soldiers from the first World War died in a bloody battle in a field of poppies. The poppies grow there between the crosses that mark their graves.
On Veterans' Day and Memorial Day, groups raise funds for their charitable activities by selling paper poppies made by disable veterans. A Poppy is a red flower which is worn to show others that you are remembering those who died for their country. "

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