Poppy Wall of Honor commemorates true significance of Memorial Day

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The USAA is commemorating the true significance of Memorial Day by bringing the Poppy Wall of Honor back to the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Throughout the world, the poppy flower has come to symbolize those sacrifices, and USAA has created an exhibit to honor the fallen.  More than 645,000 poppies fill a clear wall stretching 133 feet long and 8 ½ feet tall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The significance of the number of poppies is one for each of the 645,000 American service men and women who have given their lives since World War I.

This year the Poppy Wall of Honor includes a significant addition. In honor of June 6 marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day, a short video features paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division, who participated in one of the most pivotal and courageous days in the history of our nation and modern world.

The Poppy Wall of Honor is located on the southwest side of the Reflecting Pool – between the Lincoln Memorial and the Korean War Memorial. It’s open for visitors from Friday, May 24 through Sunday, May 26. People are also encouraged to visit online here.

Kara Conrad

Kara Conrad

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