PeopleReady Staffs Installation of Memorial Day Exhibit in Washington, D.C. 

PeopleReady recently provided staffing support for USAA’s Poppy Wall of Honor, a special Memorial Day project that honors fallen veterans. 

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PeopleReady recently provided staffing support for a special Memorial Day project that honors fallen veterans. 

USAA’s Poppy Wall of Honor returned to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. during Memorial Day weekend for the first time since 2019. The Poppy Wall of Honor holds 645,000 poppies representing the American servicemembers who gave their lives in service to our nation since World War I.

One of PeopleReady’s customers—a mobile exhibits company—was responsible for setting up the exhibit. PeopleReady supplied over a dozen of our associates to support every aspect of the project from building the stage to hanging flowers. The installation process took nearly 24 hours to complete over a two-day period.

The Poppy Wall of Honor was on display from May 27 through May 29 on the National Mall between the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Constitution Gardens Pond. During its previous appearances on the National Mall, more than 25,000 visitors viewed the exhibit. 

Inspired by the WWI poem, “In Flanders Fields,” the poppy became an international symbol of remembrance in 1920. On Memorial Day, Americans wear red poppy flowers to honor the men and women in armed forces who lost their lives protecting their country.

 

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