While U.S. flags come out on Memorial Day, poppies are extra recognized with Veterans Day. Originally known as Armistice Day and commemorating the Nov. 11, 1918, armistice that ended the preventing in World War I, the date is linked internationally to the opening strains of the haunting warfare poem “In Flanders Fields”:
In Flanders fields the poppies blow/Between the crosses, row on row.
The commemoration turned a U.S. nationwide vacation in 1935 and was renamed in 1954. Unlike Memorial Day, a vacation courting from the tip of the Civil War and honoring those that died whereas serving within the armed forces, Veterans Day honors all veterans.