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Date Posted:Fri August 19, 2016 09:50:37 In reply to:
's message, "Re: Book title (to Dave H)" on Thu August 18, 2016 01:51:57
The poem 'In Flanders Fields' was written by a Canadian officer, John McCrae, who had been inspired by fields of poppies on the Western Front. The first commemorative poppies were made by an American woman and then subsequently brought to England where the poppy became established as the national symbol of remembrance.
I'd be interested to know if Americans use it as their symbol of remembrance. It is deeply embedded in the British psyche as a symbol of bravery, sacrifice and loss. If this is not the case in the USA I can appreciate why there's a bit of a culture clash here.