If people do not study history they are doomed to repeat it.
The wearing of a poppy on Veterans' Day was inspired by one of the most famous of the Great War Poems by Canadian John McCrae, himself to be one of the war dead.
IN FLANDERS FIELDS
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
the larks, still bravely singing ,fly
scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead, short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow.
Loved and were loved and now we lie
In Flanders Fields .