Poppies to Remember – How Moina Michael Became The Poppy Lady and Started the Custom of Wearing Poppies on Memorial Day
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Poppies to Remember – How Moina Michael Became The Poppy Lady and Started the Custom of Wearing Poppies on Memorial Day

Why do we wear poppies on Memorial Day? For that matter, what is Memorial Day even about?  I teach 5-year-olds so for them, these questions are nebulous at best.  I love this story about Moina Belle Michael and the origin of the Memorial Poppy but unfortunately it’s too mature for my young students (better suited…

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Semper Fi

A visit to the National Museum of the Marine Corps Washington, DC is known for its many monuments and the Smithsonian museums.  A short (or long depending on traffic!) drive south on I-95 will bring you to the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, VA. In my opinion, it is worth the drive.  The…

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