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Windows 7: The poppy on the site

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The poppy on the site

Being a history buff and how I think everyone should know why. Today is the 100th anniversary of Remembrance Day or Veterans Day here in the U.S. On the 11th hour of the 11th day and the 11th Month the Armistice treaty was signed ending World War I.

The significance of the poppie from Google:


In the spring of 1915, shortly after losing a friend in Ypres, a Canadian doctor, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae was inspired by the sight of poppies growing in battle-scarred fields to write a now famous poem called 'In Flanders Fields'. After the First World War, the poppy was adopted as a symbol of Remembrance.

World War I was thought to be "the war to end all wars." Boy were they so wrong...



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1 Week Ago   #2
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Interesting reading. I read about him years ago. The Last Doughboy of World War I
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