The Power of Poppies
Every culture uses the power of symbols to share stories. The poppy tells a story of heroism and sacrifice. It reminds us to be grateful for the opportunities we're presented on a daily basis and the ease in which we live. Even our tough days are nothing in comparison to what people face during times of war.
Cultures all over the world use symbolism.
The symbol of the poppy becomes increasingly important as fewer and fewer of us have any living relatives who were alive during the war. History is always more powerful when told through a story of someone who was there. Through the poppy we're able to wear the representation of the price of freedom and the need to keep it fresh in our minds. Our ancestors gave up so much for us.
Powerful icons have been used throughout the ages to represent different things. They can communicate power, joy, excitement and security or simply tell of times gone by. The Ancient Egyptians are famous for their use of iconic storytelling and perhaps someday, many dozens of decades into the future, people will talk the same way about poppies.
Lest we forget.