At Soccer Boy's school, I came across this scene, which had literally exploded overnight because of the rain we've had recently.
The poppies are planted by the fourth graders at Soccer Boy's school each year to honor our veterans. The students spend time preparing for a Veterans' Day concert in the fall and send postcards of thanks to veterans in the spring.
During this time of war, I'm hopeful that everyone will take time to remember the contributions of our veterans and the sacrifices of those currently serving overseas. On my part, I'm praying this current conflict will be over by the time the poppies bloom next year.