The Power of the Poppy

By Jelly Cocanougher

Like any small town, the historical buildings, still erect, display messages to onlooking visitors. The Petrified Wood Station in Decatur, Texas, is no different, interestingly displaying the message through a sea of strikingly bright red flowers.

The angelic, yet stunning, crimson poppies appear with the symbolic epistle after World War I; showcasing the prominent sacrifices made by soldiers in the fight against Germany. The war turned the beautiful countryside into a field of mud where nothing could grow, but poppy flowers sprouted on the land.

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