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In Flanders Fields Poem And Remembrance Day Poppies

Every spring during the four long years of WWI, soldiers witnessed the brilliant red poppies blooming on the newly dug graves and on the shelled battlegrounds surrounding the fields of Flanders in Belgium.

Poppy seeds will lay dormant for years until the soil around them is disturbed. The battles in Flanders Fields created the ideal conditions for poppy seeds to germinate, take root and bloom everywhere in great numbers.

Each year on Remembrance Day and at many memorial services around the globe, poppies are traditionally worn and the In Flanders Fields poem is recited in honor of our fallen comrades.

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