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Memorial Day is a day for remembering those that gave their all serving our great nation while in service.

It was originally called Decoration Day.

It is now observed on the first Monday in May in almost every state.

Moina Michael wrote the following poem, and then she came up with the idea of wearing the red poppies on Memorial Day to honor those who died serving our nation during war.  Money from the poppies she sold was mostly donated to benefit servicemen in need.

“We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.”

1922 was the year that the VFW became the first veterans’ organization to sell their poppies nation wide.

I don’t know about you, but I cannot walk past our veterans that have the poppies out for Memorial Day and not get a poppy.  I thank them for their service and put my dollar in the can.

Support our troops, and remember that this is a day to remember those that gave their lives for our nation while in service.  God bless them.