As you prep for the holiday weekend, look back at the history of Memorial Day through old and new images.
Some Americans wear red poppies on Memorial Day, a tradition started by poet Moina Michael, who was inspired by the poppies John McCrae wrote about in his ode to World War I, "In Flanders Fields." She began to sell red poppies to raise money to to benefit servicemen in need.
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