There will be a free Zoom lecture on Friday, October 9, 2020 at 1:00 pm EDT called: “Poppyganda: The Historical & Social Impact of a Flower.” The Poppy is an enduring symbol of WWI; however, the poppy’s association with warfare predates 1914, and its legacy is still evolving.  Dr. Mathew Leonard is a modern conflict archeologist at the University of Bristol in the UK. In 2015 he published his book entitled Poppyganda, in which he tells the story of the ‘flower of remembrance’ up to the present day. To register for this free event, click here. Be sure to blank out my registration details and enter your own instead.

For a quick refresher on the Memorial Poppy as it relates to WW1, click here.

James (“Jim”) Patton BS BA MPA is a retired state official from Shawnee, Kansas and a frequent contributor to several WW1 e-publications, including "Roads to the Great War," "St. Mihiel Tripwire," "Over the Top" and "Medicine in the First World War." He has spent many hours walking the WW1 battlefields, and is also an authority on British regiments and a collector of their badges. An Army Engineer during the Vietnam War, he does work for the US World War 1 Centennial Commission and has memberships in the WW1 Historical Association, the Western Front Association, the Indian Military Historical Society and the Salonika Campaign Society.