Today’s Kona color of the day is Poppy.
According to Wikipedia a poppy is a flowering plant in the subfamily Papaveroideae of the family Papaveraceae. They are grown for their colorful flowers. Poppies have become the symbol of remembrance of soldiers who have died during wartime.
Growing up we always had a paper poppy wrapped around the rear view mirror in our car. Every year around Memorial Day my dad would replace the old one with a new one. This was a tradition that I carried out for many years after I left home, however it has been a long time since I have had a poppy hanging from my mirror. I have since found out that National Poppy Day is officially the Friday before Memorial Day and the American Legion brought National Poppy Day to the United States.
You do not need to wait until National Poppy Day, which is May 28th this year, to get a poppy. You can pick up Kona Poppy HERE.