Looking Back — Buddy Poppies

Harbor women get set to distribute Memorial Day Buddy Poppies in May of 1937. The poppy program was inspired by the poem “In Flanders Field” by Col. John McCrae of Canada, which was written before the U.S. entered World War I. The poppies are assembled by disabled veterans and the proceeds from their sale goes to help needy veterans. In its May 21, 1937 edition, the Aberdeen World identified the women as “Mrs. Victor Lindberg (in car), Mrs. E.A. Hackett, president of the auxiliary, Mrs. W.J. Nolan and Mrs. Irving Barkley,” chairwoman of the poppy sale. If you have more information on this photo or others from this feature, visit www.jonesphotocollection.com and submit it via the website’s feedback form.


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