9781590787540

The Poppy Lady: Moina Belle Michael and Her Tribute to Veterans

  • ISBN 13:

    9781590787540

  • ISBN 10:

    1590787544

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 09/01/2012
  • Publisher: Boyds Mills Pr

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Summary

Moina Belle Michael, a schoolteacher from Georgia, successfully established the Flanders Field Memorial Poppy as a universal symbol of tribute and support for veterans and their families during World War I and II. Known as the Poppy Lady, Michael dedicated her life to servicemen and women, buying and placing fresh flowers in rooms where they would gather before heading overseas. Author Barbara Elizabeth Walsh and artist Layne Johnson worked with experts and primary documents, as well as Moina's great-nieces to better understand Moina's determination to honor the war veterans. To capture the impact Moina's Operation Purple,a program of the National Military Family Association, which benefits children of the U.S. military.

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