The Flower of Remembrance:
“They Gave. Will You?”
Darien Memorial Post
2838 will be commencing our Poppy Days distribution of these iconic little flowers
on May 17-18 around the Darien area.
These flowers are assembled by disabled and needy veterans as part
of a rehabilitation program in veterans homes and
hospitals around the nation. The
proceeds from our distribution of the Poppy go towards our veterans
assistance programs, our scholarship funds, and many other community giving
projects we run throughout the year.
Not a SINGLE penny of the money raised in our distribution of the
Poppies is used in the administration of the post.
The poppy became the flower of remembrance after World War I,
when Canadian Army Lieutenant Colonel and Surgeon John McCrae wrote, the
now infamous, poem “In Flander’s Field.” This poem and the flowers that have
carried its significance through history became the symbol of the support
and remembrance of the living for those who have gone before us to bring
freedom to far away lands.
For more information on our Poppy Days distribution, please
visit our Programs page by clicking the link above.