Memorial Day poppy sales fund American Legion


Phil Prevatte, left, and Sam Gillespie of American Legion Post 52 sold crepe-paper red poppies in honor of Memorial Day – and to help raise funds for the American Legion. The use of the poppy was inspired by the World War I poem “In Flanders Fields,” whose opening lines refer to the many poppies that were the first flowers to grow in the churned-up earth of soldiers’ graves in Flanders, a region of Europe that overlies a part of Belgium.


Kasie Strickland | The Pickens Sentinel

Phil Prevatte, left, and Sam Gillespie of American Legion Post 52 sold crepe-paper red poppies in honor of Memorial Day – and to help raise funds for the American Legion. The use of the poppy was inspired by the World War I poem “In Flanders Fields,” whose opening lines refer to the many poppies that were the first flowers to grow in the churned-up earth of soldiers’ graves in Flanders, a region of Europe that overlies a part of Belgium.

Phil Prevatte, left, and Sam Gillespie of American Legion Post 52 sold crepe-paper red poppies in honor of Memorial Day – and to help raise funds for the American Legion. The use of the poppy was inspired by the World War I poem “In Flanders Fields,” whose opening lines refer to the many poppies that were the first flowers to grow in the churned-up earth of soldiers’ graves in Flanders, a region of Europe that overlies a part of Belgium.
http://pickenssentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_085.jpgPhil Prevatte, left, and Sam Gillespie of American Legion Post 52 sold crepe-paper red poppies in honor of Memorial Day – and to help raise funds for the American Legion. The use of the poppy was inspired by the World War I poem “In Flanders Fields,” whose opening lines refer to the many poppies that were the first flowers to grow in the churned-up earth of soldiers’ graves in Flanders, a region of Europe that overlies a part of Belgium. Kasie Strickland | The Pickens Sentinel
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