"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."
She then conceived of an idea to wear red poppies on Memorial day in honor of those who died serving the nation during war. She was the first to wear one, and sold poppies to her friends and co-workers with the money going to benefit servicemen in need. Later a Madam Guerin from France was visiting the United States and learned of this new custom started by Ms. Michael. When she returned to France she made artificial red poppies to raise money for war orphaned children and widowed women. This tradition spread to other countries.
Hereunder are some photos of beautiful red poppy fields which were shot by film cameras.
|A corner of a field by Skink74|
|red poppies by miss Yolkina|
|windmill in poppy field by nicnocnoo|
|Poppies field with cypress trees (May 2005) by Michele Berti|
|Poppy Season by bghfilm|
|Roadside Poppies by Tony Browne|
|No 5. (1:6:6) by Trapac|
|Poppy fields 002 by yein~|
|More summer please by lissyloola|
|There was this day..... by manimum1|
|Blackstone Poppy Field by Scarlett Kym Shellis|
|Poppies by rob orchard|