Loomis-Martin Post 188

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"In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row..."

These are words from the poem "In Flanders Fields" written in 1915 by Lt. Col John McCrae as he witnessed the carnage on the battlefields in Ypres, France. He was moved to write this well-known poem as he noticed the bright, red poppies growing in the fields filled with the dead and wounded.

Over time the poppy has come to symbolize Remembrance for those soldiers who have died. During Memorial Day we see veterans selling the hand-made poppies to support our veteran programs.

Now the poppy is available as a pin that can be worn year-round in remembrance and support of our veterans. The cost is $5.00/pin and if you are interested in purchasing one, please contact Commander, Michelle Himsel @ commander@loomis-martinpost188.org

                                                    "We shall not sleep, though poppies grow in Flanders fields."