Thursday, April 2, 2015

Say "Thank You" With a Poppy

Make a paper poppy in the Teen department, as a symbol of your appreciation for the service provided by local Veterans and their families to our country. The poppies will be delivered to the American Legion Post 108, Oxford, in early May, to be used as they see fit, for decorating the hall, distributing to Veterans or in the Memorial Day Service and Parade on Monday May 25. Also, please support the 2015 Buddy Poppy Sale when you see our Veterans out and about in Oxford this month.

One of the ceramic poppies that decorates the Tower of London
Last year in the United Kingdom, 888,246 ceramic poppies were crafted and placed in the dry moat of the Tower of London. Each poppy represents a life lost in World War I, 1914-1918. The great-grandfather of Sian Marshall, Head of Teen Services, was one of those soldiers who lost his life, and she now owns a poppy from the tower in his memory. The poppy will be on display in the Teen Services Department at Oxford Public Library from April 2. Please stop by and see it.

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