She then conceived of an idea to wear red poppies on Memorial day in honor of those who died serving the nation during war. She was the first to wear one, and sold poppies to her friends and co-workers with the money going to benefit servicemen in need. Later a Madam Guerin from France was visiting the United States and learned of this new custom started by Ms. Michael. When she returned to France she made artificial red poppies to raise money for war orphaned children and widowed women. This tradition spread to other countries. In 1921, the Franco-American Children’s League sold poppies nationally to benefit war orphans of France and Belgium. The League disbanded a year later and Madam Guerin approached the VFW for help.
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Many of the failures occurred at sets of points operating in very different ways to their normal usage pattern, a lot of which could not be effectively simulated beforehand. It is not particularly surprising therefore that, despite extensive pre-blockade maintenance, some of those points did not take the change well. Indeed Network Rail had spent a lot of weekends in winter 2016 and early spring 2017 replacing the points in the Waterloo throat ahead of the works to either help reduce the scope of the works or to improve resilience during them but this hasn’t always helped.