The flower of the common or field poppy Papaver rhoeas, on which the remembrance poppy is based. The remembrance poppy is an artificial flower, which has been used since 1921 to commemorate military personnel who have died in war, and represents a common or field poppy, Papaver rhoeas.
What Is Memorial Day? What does it represent?
Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.The holiday is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May. It marks the unofficial start of the summer vacation season,] while Labor Day marks its unofficial end.
Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.
Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day; Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, while Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.
May you have a day of fond memories and a day to possible make something pretty! *hugs*