Memorial Day Poppies – Remembering Our Heros

Memorial Day Poppies“In Flanders Field The Poppies Blow…..”

In 1915, inspired by the poem “In Flanders Fields,” Moina Michael replied with her own poem:


We cherish too,

the Poppy red
That grows on fields
where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.
 

She then conceived of an idea to wear red poppies on Memorial day in honor of those who died serving the nation during war. She was the first to wear one, and sold poppies to her friends and co-workers with the money going to benefit servicemen in need.

To help re-educate and remind Americans of the true meaning of Memorial Day, the “National Moment of Remembrance” resolution was passed on Dec 2000 which asks that at 3 p.m. local time, for all Americans “To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to ‘Taps.”  (cited from http://www.usmemorialday.org/backgrnd.html)

Linda’s Flowers Wishes You a Happy and Safe Memorial Weekend.

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