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It's poppy time!

Published: Monday, May 26, 2014 2:40 p.m. CST • Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014 2:46 p.m. CST

Gerald Devert (left) gives a poppy to Nathaniel Irizarry. The wearing of poppies in honor of America’s war dead is traditionally done on Memorial Day. The practice of wearing poppies takes its origin from the poem “In Flanders Fields,” written in 1915 by John McCrae. Donations from the sale of these poppies usually goes to supports the nation’s veterans.

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