’We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields’

’We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields’From left, Councilmember Lindsey Stephens receives a papercraft poppy from American Legion Auxiliary’s LuAnn Capazzi, Miss Poppy Jr. Kylie Hill and Miss Poppy Holly Woodstock during last week’s Ridgecrest City Council meeting. Stephens read a proclamation declaring May 25 Poppy Day as Hill and Woodstock handed out poppies and collected donations for the Legion’s Veterans in Need fund. Poppies have been the traditional sign of remembrance since the publication of Lt. Col. John McCrae’s 1915 poem, “In Flanders Field.” The American Legion will host Memorial Day services on Monday at 10 a.m. at Desert Memorial Park. — Photo by Laura Austin

Story First Published: 2018-05-25