In Flanders fields the poppies blow, Between the crosses row on row To mark our place; We shall not sleep though poppies grow In Flanders fields. John McCrae, - Written to honor those who lost their lives on France's fields during WWI.
The issue of the way to keep in mind the fallen was brewing. It's also called Poppy Day. Veterans Day is observed in honor of all of the soldiers who have served or are serving in the USA armed forces.