AN INSPIRING HISTORY OF THE POPPY!!!!!!
Like many of her time, Michael was touched by Colonel John McCrae’s poem “In Flanders Fields” that described the poppies growing between the grave markers of those who had fought valiantly.
She was inspired to write her own poem “We Shall Keep the Faith” and took to wearing a memorial poppy so that she would never forget those who had made the ultimate sacrifice.
However, she took her tribute a step farther.
In 1918, at the University of Georgia, she taught a class of disabled veterans and realized how much financial support these men would need in their lives.
Having worked with the YWCA, she decided to create a fundraiser. Michael and her friends began making paper poppies patterned after the one she wore and selling them for donations.
IT’S GREAT TO SEE THAT THE SYMBOLISM OF THE POPPY IS STILL STRONG!!!!!
LET US WEAR OUR POPPY AND COMMIT TO THE STRUGGLE AGAINST TERROR!!!!!!