In Flanders fields the poppies grow……this week we will take time to commemorate the veterans that served our country. Have you found your poppy and placed it on your lapel? Do you know the meaning of the poppy and what it represents? Instead of just wearing it, take the time to find out what it means.
There are usually three colors to the poppy; red for the color of the flower, green for the leaf, and black for the center. It is thought that the red part of the poppy represents the blood that was shed for those that gave their lives for us. The black center represents the mourning of the families that never welcomed one home. The green leaf represents the new crops that grow and bloom after the war.
This November I hope you will take time to remember those that have fought and served and the ones that continue to serve our country. I feel it is also important to educate and teach our own so that they too can understand why we celebrate Remembrance Day.