I am sure that many of you have read the poem "In Flanders Fields" by Leiutenant Colonel John McCrae in 1915.
But I went on to read of Moina Michael who replied with her own poem " We Shall Keep the Faith" Here is just a small portion of the 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.
Ms. Michael was a professor at the University of Georgia and was the first to wear and sell poppies with the money going to benefit servicemen in need.
This custom would go on to spread to other countries and become a tradition for honoring our fallen patriots.
So here is my Memorial Day Poppy table:
I chose to do a simple table for breakfast before our Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony tomorrow morning.
I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day.
I am going out to hang up my American Flag now!