Who started the Memorial Day red poppies?

Answer Inspired by the poem "In Flanders Fields," Moina Michael first wore a symbolic red poppy in 1915 to commemorate servicemen who died in battle while serving their nation. Anna Guérin, a French YMCA... Read More »

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Who started the Crazy Horse Memorial?

Two people started the Crazy Horse Memorial on June 3, 1948. Their names were Korczak Ziolkowski (a sculptor) and Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear. They started it to honor the tradition, culture a... Read More »

When are Oriental poppies or Icelandic poppies available to plant?

Oriental poppies or Iceland poppies bloom in early summer, most notably May and June; it is this time that they are available in nurseries. Poppies grow between two and four feet high and bloom in ... Read More »

Iwo Jima Memorial Does this memorial represent?

The Marine Corps War Memorial stands as a symbol of this grateful Nation's esteem for the honored dead of the U.S. Marine Corps. While the statue depicts one of the most famous incidents of World W... Read More »

Fungus on Poppies?

Your spring- and summer-blooming poppies that add brilliant pops of color to your home garden can develop fungus problems that lead to infection. Maintain consistent care, as vigorous poppies have ... Read More »