The United States recognizes Veterans Day every year on November 11 in honor and thanks for past and present soldiers. Many people celebrate with parades, cards, or by wearing a poppy flower. The poppy became a national symbol of peace in the 1920s by Moina Michael. After reading the poem “In Flanders Field”, she vowed to wear a red poppy every day in remembrance of soldiers who fought to keep not only our country safe, but freedom for all. She and other women then made and sold silk poppies to raise money in support of returning veterans. The poppy is now known across the world as a symbol of gratitude for all veterans who have devoted their lives to keeping their countries safe.
ACS Kindergarten students want to say “THANK YOU” to all the veterans for keeping our country safe!
Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón (July 1907 – July 1954) was a Mexican painter known for her many portraits, self-portraits, and works inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico. Inspired by the country’s popular culture, she employed a naïve folk-art style to explore questions of identity, postcolonialism, gender, class, and race in Mexican society. Her paintings often had strong autobiographical elements and mixed realism with fantasy. Kahlo’s work as an artist remained relatively unknown until the late 1970s, when her work was rediscovered by art historians and political activists. By the early 1990s, she had become not only a recognized figure in art history, but also regarded as an icon for Chicanos, the feminism movement, and the LGBTQ+ movement. Kahlo’s work has been celebrated internationally as emblematic of Mexican national and indigenous traditions and by feminists for what is seen as its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form.