Thursday, April 6, 2017
Red Plastic Poppies
It isn't Memorial Day, but my run-in with some plastic poppies likely has to do with today marking the time that the United States entered World War I one hundred years ago. American Meadows has a nice write up on the 'American Legion' or 'Flanders' Poppy that these plastic flowers are modeled after. I guess it is somewhat interesting that this species of poppy has come to be a reminder of those lost in war or as a way to raise money for veterans while yet another species of Poppy is associated with some other wars, like the Opium Wars or the "War on Drugs".
Posted by Sweetgum Thursday at 3:22 PM