I did not write this for Veteran’s Day though I did choose the poppy red color in its honor. I wrote this because of the first two lines spoken by a friend who witnessed the tragedy of a shooting. I could not help but think of the many wars that we fight within ourselves and our society, the root cause of those wars, and how those wars are inflicted on our world. I write this to honor the people who fought and fight constantly to defend the rights of all people both foreign and domestic and to remind those who forgot why we fight to renew their courage and resolve.