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The use of the poppy was inspired by a poem called Flanders Fields, which was written by Canadian doctor, Lt. Col. John McCrae, after losing a friend during WWI. Today, the use of artificial poppies for wreathes or worn as pins is most common in the UK, New Zealand and Canada. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Senior Airman William Blankenship)

PHOTO BY: SrA William Blankenship
VIRIN: 161117-F-VZ654-001.JPG
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