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Wear your poppy close to your heart!

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Wear your poppy close to your heart!

With Remembrance Day fast approaching, you will see people wearing poppies on their lapels, sweaters and jackets, just about everywhere.  Lt. Colonel John McCrae’s poem 'In Flanders Fields', written in 1915 is the basis of the red flower; that’s over 100 years ago. Poppies are worn to commemorate fallen soldiers of past wars dating back to the First World War, leading right up to today. There really isn’t etiquette as to where you should wear a poppy; however, I think it you should wear it on the left side and keep it close to your heart, knowing the price people...

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