Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day

The Paramount Promotions family would like to wish you all Happy Memorial Day! Did you know that it is tradition to wear a red poppy on Memorial Day? The custom started in 1915, when a teacher named Moina Michael wrote this poem:

"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."

Known as "the Poppy Lady," Ms. Michael advocated the red Flanders poppy as an emblem of remembrance for those who fell in service. Today, we remember those troops that served and gave their all.

Do you have loved one in the armed forces? How will you be spending your Memorial Day? Please share in the comments below.

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