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By Roger Dey 

Photos: Keeping the Faith

Lincoln memorial Day observance


Last updated 8/31/2022 at 5:27pm

Roger Dey

The Lincoln American Legion Post 9 Honor Guard fires the traditional 21-gun salute to honor America's fallen Service Members during the May 31 Memorial Day Presentation at the Lincoln Community Hall.

At the Lincoln American Legion Post 9 Memorial Day observance, Doug Vulcan told the story of the red poppy, memorialized in Lt. Col John McCrae's 1915 poem 'In Flanders Field' and how it became the Official flower of the American Legion in memory of the fallen. He told of Moina Belle Michael, who penned 'We Shall Keep the Faith' a poem in response to McCrae. She created the tradition of wearin...

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