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Red poppies commemorate the bloody Great War

November 19, 2020

This report originally publishes at marines.mil.

The iconic red poppies are back and being offered as a symbol of remembrance and commemoration of World War I, and all fallen military service members. A century ago, “the war to end all wars” raged throughout Europe. It was a war that racked up nearly 38 million casualties, including upwards of 8.5 million deaths. From 1914 to 1918, World War I took a greater human toll than any previous conflict. The Great War, as it was then known, also ravaged the landscape of Western Europe, where most of the fiercest fighting took place…
The bust of the World War I memorial scheduled to be built in Pershing Park, Washington D.C., November 8, 2018. The bust is highlighting the projected projects built in coordination with the World War One Centennial Commission.

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