USAA Poppy Wall of Honor

By on 5-26-2019 in Blog Post, Remembering, Thankful Thoughts

USAA Poppy Wall of Honor
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The USAA Poppy Wall of Honor is open through today on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

It “honors the life of every service member lost since World War I.” 

Also, be prepared to have tissues on hand when watching the two-minute VR Experience at the MUST SEE Online Poppy Memorial. The PoppyInMemory Virtual Tribute is stunning, and I am still looking for more tissues!

At its conclusion, USAA invites us to dedicate a poppy to a fallen hero. #HonorThroughAction.

Next, we have the USAA Poppy Wall of Honor website I’m including screenshot and link to it along with excerpts from the 6abc.com attribution listing below.

USAA Memorial Day Poppy Wall“The USAA Poppy Wall of Honor includes 645,000 real poppies in a translucent box.” 

“The USAA-sponsored exhibit drew more than 15,000 visitors last year. For 2019, it also includes a panel commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the day the Allies invaded Normandy during World War II. That invasion alone resulted in thousands of American casualties.”

“Poppies included in the display come from the VFW Buddy Poppy program, which pays disabled veterans in VA hospitals to assemble the flowers, and the American Legion Family.”

And lastly,  I’m embedding this USAA tweet on Friday showing elapsed time setting up the USAA Poppy Wall of Honor.

AnchoredScraps Poppies Memorial Day Posts

Finally, if you are new to my daily blog (or if you are just wanting to revisit), I’m including this listing of most of the previous AnchoredScraps blog posts on Poppies and Memorial Day.

In conclusion, being USAA Members, I’m especially grateful for their beautifully honoring Memorial Day with their Poppy Wall of Honor. Join me tomorrow for my Annual Memorial Day blog post.

Anchors Aweigh,  

Helen


USAA Poppy Wall of Honor Attribution & Thank you to the following I’m referencing today

USAA Poppy In Memory website #HonorThroughAction

Tweet USAA 9:12 AM · May 24, 2019

Poppy Wall of Honor in DC puts the focus on fallen servicemembers’ sacrifice by Danny Clemens, 

The American Legion Family National Poppy Day

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