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2018 Memorial Day - A Day of Remembrance

We hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend surrounded by family. Below is a poem that was written a 100 years ago in 1918 by Moina Michael. This poem helped foster the Poppy symbol of remembrance of the soldiers we lost during The Civil War and wars thereafter. As well as more information about Memorial Day depicted in the infographic below. 


“We Shall Keep the Faith”
By Moina Michael, 1918
Oh! You who sleep in Flanders fields,
Sleep sweet – to rise anew!Related image
We caught the torch you threw
And holding high, we keep the Faith
With All who died

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,
But lends a lustre to the red
Of the flower that blooms above the dead
In Flanders field

And now the Torch and Poppy Red
We wear in honor of our dead
Fear not that ye have died for naught;
We’ll teach the lesson that you wrought
In Flanders field



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