Why a Red Poppy on Veterans Day?
November 5, 2020
According to The National WWI Museum and Memorial website, Moina Michael, an American who was working as a YMCA Overseas War secretary in New York, read that John McCrae had died and vowed to always wear a red poppy of Flanders Fields in remembrance.
Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae served with Canada's First Brigade Artillery as a surgeon at a field hospital in Belgium.
"In Flanders Fields" is written about the sight of the brilliant flowers growing on a bloody World War I battlefield. The Second Battle of Ypres took place in the province of West Flanders, Belgium, where there were many casu...