Remembrance Day USA – Amid the First World War (1914– 1918) a significant part of the battling occurred in Western Europe. Already wonderful wide open was impacted, besieged and battled about, over and over. The scene quickly swung to fields of mud: somber and fruitless scenes where little or nothing could develop.
Brilliant red Flanders poppies (Papaver rhoeas) in any case, were fragile however strong blossoms and developed in their thousands, thriving even amidst turmoil and pulverization. Toward the beginning of May 1915, soon after losing a companion in Ypres, a Canadian specialist, Lt Col John McCrae was enlivened by seeing poppies to compose a now renowned sonnet called ‘In Flanders Fields’.