Spare Change


The poppy is a symbol forever bound to WWI because of a poem, In Flanders Fields, written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae—a Canadian medic and soldier. McCrae witnessed the horrors of the front line while battling in Flanders, Belgium—seventeen days and seventeen nights his battalion held their position against the German attack. Later, when burying a friend, he noticed how the poppies flourish on barren fields around the soldier’s graves, the seeds… Read More