Since World War I, more than 645,000 men and women have given their lives in defense of our Nation. The Memorial Day poppy, inspired by the World War I poem, “In Flanders Fields” by Lt.Col. John McCrae of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, is a symbol of remembrance of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
You can dedicate a #PoppyInMemory by visiting our virtual poppy wall. It is a beautiful display of poppys that you can click to read another’s unique dedication message or choose to add your own in memory of a fallen service member and/or veterans who have passed. I dedicated a poppy in honor of my Grandfather, John Boyd. Here is an example of a dedication:
This Memorial Day, take time to remember those who have given us the freedoms we enjoy today.
“And now the Torch and Poppy Red
We wear in honor of our dead.
Fear not that ye have died for naught;
We'll teach the lesson that ye wrought
In Flanders Fields”
-Moina Michael 1918
About the Blogger: Briana Hartzell is a Navy spouse, mother to two beautiful girls (3 years and 1 year), a former full time USAA employee and a graduate of Texas A&M University. Briana writes at Being Briana, a blog focused on the joys that military life and parenthood can bring.