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Article: The Story of the Poppy | From Raven's Writing Desk | BBB Supplies

The Story of the Poppy | From Raven's Writing Desk | BBB Supplies

Lest we forget! 🇺🇸 ❤️ 💙

Most of my family served in the military. I still remember my mom teaching me about Memorial Day. At a young age I said 'Happy Memorial Day’ (in the way that I would say Happy Valentine's or Merry Christmas). She stopped what she was doing and taught me not to say it that way. She explained it was a different and very special type of holiday. It was a holiday of remembrance. BUT… she also made it clear to me, that it was not supposed to be sad either. You ARE supposed to enjoy the weekend and be happy, but the holiday is really to remind you to be grateful that you have the freedom to do just that."

It is always with gratitude in remembrance of those who gave their lives, so we can live ours - freely.

In the spirit of the lesson my mom taught me, I hope everyone DOES have many fun family activities planned for the long weekend. Be happy with gratitude.

Wishing you all a beautiful Memorial Day Weekend!

If you do not know the story of the poppy, please check out my next slide.

Peace, love, and washi! ✌🏻

This is the story of the poppy, and Memorial Day Weekend Tradition, from Raven's writing desk at BBB Supplies Craft Shop.

In Flanders Fields


In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

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