Veterans Day

Today I saw a man selling poppies stop a lady and ask if he could re-position her poppy.

While doing so he told that lady she should wear the poppy on their right side; the red represents the blood of all those who gave their lives, the black represents the mourning of those who didn’t have their loved ones return home, and the green leaf represents the grass and crops growing and future prosperity after the war destroyed so much.

The leaf should be positioned at 11 o’clock to represent the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the time that World War One formally ended.

He was worried that younger generations wouldn’t understand this and his generation wouldn’t be around for much longer to teach them. We must remember those from our current wars too!

For those that do not know, the eleventh day of the eleventh month is always Veterans Day!

Votes: 0
E-mail me when people leave their comments –

You need to be a member of My Place On The Wall to add comments!

Join My Place On The Wall

Comments

  • Outstanding piece of education Mr. Reardon. Thank you for the post and the remembrance.

This reply was deleted.
Ellen OConnor posted a video
41-year-old Shannon Brandt ran over 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson due to being a so-called "Republican extremist". Brandt confessed to intentionally committin...
Thursday
Ellen OConnor posted a video
Rap radio show host and presenter Charlamagne Da God praised Ron DeSantis for his Martha's Vineyard move during his Comedy Central show. His cohosts looked o...
Wednesday
Ellen OConnor published an article
Thought you would want to know about this story from abc7newsbayarea.https://abc7news.com/society/sf-supervisors-ok-measure-allowing-pol...
Wednesday
Ellen OConnor posted a photo
Aug 15
Ellen OConnor published an article
Aug 15
Ellen OConnor posted a video
PROGRESS by John Rich
Aug 6
Ellen OConnor published an article
Aug 5
Ellen OConnor posted a video
Jun 17
Ellen OConnor posted a video
Two men from Norfolk, Virginia hacked into a Virginia Beach gas station and sold gas for much cheaper than the listed price. The gas station is located on No...
Jun 17
Ellen OConnor commented on Ellen OConnor's article VA woke agenda
"We can't afford doctors at the VA but we can spend money on this person for this?"
Jun 16
Ellen OConnor published an article
Jun 16
Ellen OConnor published an article
Jun 16
John Galt posted photos
Jun 16
Ellen OConnor posted a video
Disney Pixar's new "Lightyear" movie, based off of the Buzz Lightyear character from the Toy Story franchise, has been banned in 14 countries. Most of the co...
Jun 16
Ellen OConnor published an article
Jun 11
Ellen OConnor published an article
Jun 11
More…

 Please email questions/comments/problems to  JohnGalt@MyPlaceOnTheWall.com