THE STORY OF VETERANS DAY

Veterans Day, originally Armistice Day, initially celebrated the end of the first world war. The fields in Europe where the war was fought were full of wild red poppies and for many years, red poppies were the symbol of World War I. Fighting ended between the Allies and Germany at 11 AM on 11/11 -- November 11, 1918. This is accepted almost … Continue reading THE STORY OF VETERANS DAY

A POPPY IN REMEMBRANCE

World War I (WWI) officially began on July 28, 1914, though its real beginnings were rooted in events beginning decades, even centuries earlier. An ugly, devastating war consisting of 4 years of slaughter ending on November 11, 1918, they day we celebrate today. The official number of military casualties is 22,477,500 killed, wounded, or missing in action. The combined number of … Continue reading A POPPY IN REMEMBRANCE