Special Edition Poppy Hopper Crossbody bag

Launching April 2024
 Introducing the 2024 Special Edition Poppy bag. A Limited run. 
ALA and R Riveter Special Edition Poppy Hopper Nylon bag



What is National Poppy Day? 


In the wake of destruction left behind by WWI in Europe – the poppy began to flourish in the war torn Flanders Field. Thought to be because of the lime enriched soil – the changing chemical make-up of the earth gave way to a striking sea of red poppies that endured, even to this day,  as a symbol for memorializing the loss of many during war time.

What started as a poem in 1915 - has grown into a nationwide tradition to remember the sacrifices of those we have lost and honor the hope for which they did so. 


Anyone can participate in National Poppy Day®. Here are a few simple ways:
-Wear a red poppy all day and tell everyone why (this special edition Otto is a perfect way to carry the tradition).
-Distribute poppies to friends, co-workers and family and tell everyone why.
-Collect donations at your workplace to give to the Poppy Program. CLICK TO BUY A COLLECTION CAN from the ALA
-Tell the story on Facebook of who you are wearing your poppy to remember or support on National Poppy Day®. Don’t forget to tag us! #PoppyDay #LegionFamily #BagsOnAMission



In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
John McCrae
December 8, 1915



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