This poppy is very common in Europe and one of the only plants that grew on the battlefield. When the poppies blossomed, the battlefield was colored red, not just from the red flower that grew in great numbers but also from the actual blood of the dead soldiers. And so the poppy became a symbol for the dead World War I soldiers.
Below is a template to make a quick and easy poppy to wear May 30, 2011 for Memorial Day.
Wear a red poppy on May 30 to remember U.S. soldiers who died while in the military service.
Use the template below (or red and green construction paper) to cut out four hearts and a small circle. Arrange the hearts to create a poppy shape. Fasten the hearts and circle together with glue to create a poppy. Place the circle in the center.
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