Memorial Day Sunday / Poppy Day

Memorial Day Sunday  / Poppy Day

In Services on Sunday, May 28
Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. On Sunday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day, our Military Support Group and the HMUMC Boy Scouts will distribute bright red poppies to everyone and, for those interested, contributions can be made to support The North East Georgia Homeless Veterans Shelter in Winder, GA. During the school year, we bring meals to the veterans from Wednesday Night Suppers.  Our goal on this special Memorial Day Sunday is to raise enough money to partner with Papa Jacks to purchase graciously discounted meals for the veterans during the summer months. Donation tables will be located at the Worship Center entrances on Sunday, May 28.



The Poppy Day Story

In 1915, inspired by the poem “In Flanders Fields,” Moina Michael replied with her own poem:
“We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.”
She then conceived of an idea to wear red poppies on Memorial day in honor of those who died serving the nation during war. She was the first to wear one, and sold poppies to her friends and co-workers with the money going to benefit servicemen in need.