The purpose of National Poppy day is to bring greater awareness of this symbolic flower and to honor the fallen.
After World War 1, the poppy flourished in Europe. Scientists attributed the flower’s growth to soils becoming enriched with lime from rubble left by the war. From the dirt and mud, a beautiful flower grew. During this time, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, M.D. wrote the wartime poem, In Flanders Fields, and the red poppy came to symbolize remembrance.
For more info, visit: https://www.legion.org/poppyday
One of the National Poppy Day logos designed by the creative services team at KCAL/KCBS in Los Angeles:
(Left to right) Jessica Moore, Alex Denis, Mary Calvi and Vanessa Murdock of WCBS in New York City:
(Left to right) Stephanie Simmons, Jeff Michael, Sandra Mitchell, Danielle Gersh from CBS2 This Morning in Los Angeles wore the poppies, click the link below to view their news clip: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/video/3870584-national-poppy-day/