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Poppies for Veteran’s Day

by: Blue Marble
November 8, 2015

Red Poppies – Papaver rhoeas – are a part of the Poppy family: Papaveraceae. They are a flowering plant sometimes called an agricultural weed. But, on November 11th, since 1919, they represent and are the national symbol of sacrifice and remembrance. On November 11th, 1918, WWI ended. The next year the nation began celebrating Armistice […]

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