Why no poppy?

Why is it that Americans don’t wear a poppy on Rememberance Day?

'cuz they have never really stopped sending their boys to die, so they don’t have time to remember.

The Terrorwrists would use the needles for mischief…

Americans don’t celebrate Rememberance Day. They have a different holiday for remembering the people who fought in wars called Memorial Day, which is the last Monday of May. Nowadays though, it’s really little more than an excuse to have a long weekend for baseball and barbecues.

As for the poppies, they originally symbolized the Canadains who died during the Second batlle of Ypres in France. The idea came from a poem written by a man named John McCrae, who was a field surgeon at the battle. It goes like this:

[quote]In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,

In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

The frist few lines of the poem can be seen on the back of the $10 bill, which also memorializes the Canadians who died in wars.