The tradition of poppies is from World War I. Poppies grew everywhere on a battlefield in Belgium and it seemed to represent the bloodstained ground where soldiers had died. These red and black flowers symbolize the memorial of deaths for those who had paid the ultimate price in combat. John McCrae’s poem speaks of this.
The Prospect Public Library opened its doors for Nichols to set up a station for visitors to freely partake in this patriotic craft. Throughout May 14- 22, this craft was set up as a community project and provided a bonding experience and brought attention to the true meaning of Memorial Day.
“Putting the poppies on the lawn that were created by Prospect residents is a beautiful symbol of a community working together to commemorate our fallen soldiers,” Nichols says.
The annual Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 27, which started at 1:00 pm on the Town Green. The parade honored all service members for their dedication to our country and flag.