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Memorial Day: The Poppy Puzzle

May 21 2012
Instructions
Photo, Memorial Day, May 29, 2011, teletypeturtle, Flickr

Have you ever seen someone wearing a red poppy on Memorial Day? Every year, the Veterans of Foreign Wars distributes artificial "buddy poppies," manufactured by disabled veterans, in exchange for donations to support the veterans and their families. But where did this practice come from?

Answer these questions about Memorial Day poppies.


  1. People started wearing poppies to remember fallen soldiers after:
    A.

    The American Revolution

    B.

    World War I

    C.

    World War II

    D.

    The Vietnam War


  2. Artificial poppies were first distributed to raise money for disabled veterans in:
    A.

    France

    B.

    Canada

    C.

    The U.S.

    D.

    Greece


  3. Wearing poppies was originally most associated with:
    A.

    Veterans Day

    B.

    Labor Day

    C.

    Memorial Day

    D.

    D-Day


  4. In 1929, for each poppy they assembled, veterans earned:
    A.

    One cent

    B.

    50 cents

    C.

    One dollar

    D.

    Two dollars and 50 cents