Thursday, May 18, 2017

Memorial Day and the Poppy Lady

Memorial Day will be here soon and hopefully we will take a moment to quietly remember the men and women who fought and died to protect our freedoms. 

One woman who felt strongly about the soldiers lost to war was Moina Belle Michael, also known as, The Poppy Lady.  During World War I, Moina made it her mission to support the troops any way she could.  Among her biggest achievement was the use of a single, red, silk poppy flower to recognize the fallen soldiers at Flanders Field.  To this day, the red poppy flower has become a symbol of remembrance to all those who fought in our wars.

The story of Moina Michael continues in the beautifully illustrated biography, The Poppy Lady: Moina Belle and her tribute to Veterans, by Barbara Elizabeth Walsh.  This story captures the spirit of Ms. Michael and the impact of her red poppies.

Submitted by:  Miss Rosemarie

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