Cecil County Arts Council – “A Grand Royal Affair”
Friday, November 11, 2016, 6:00 – 11:00 p.m. Schaefer’s Canal House 208 Bank Street, Chesapeake City, MD
Poppy Pins sponsored by Kaye Merrey
Board of Directors: Patricia Cubbage, Gene Daley, John Dixon – Treasurer, Laurie Fitzgerald, Jen Fox – Vice President, Giulia Hodge — President, Suzanne Roberge, Brittany Schwartz, Mie Mie Joe Strickler
Staff: Annmarie Hamilton, Executive Director, Danielle Dunn Tribble, Program Manager
Why are red poppies worn on Veterans Day?
The wearing of poppies in honor of America’s war dead is traditionally done on Memorial Day, not Veterans Day. The practice of wearing of poppies takes its origin from the poem In Flanders Fields, written in 1915 by John McCrae.