Veterans Recognition











Homosassa River Garden Club and the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, believe in honoring the service of our military personnel. As part of our project for the restoration of Stage Stand Cemetery, our club organizes ceremonies there on both Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Afterwards, as a tribute to America’s heroes, those in attendance walk the grounds, placing flags at the graves of those who have served the county. Club members have also volunteered to help tend the landscaping, at the Old Homosassa Veteran’s Memorial.

We extend our gratitude to the men and women who have put the country before themselves and served in the Armed Forces. Thank you.

For a history of Memorial Day, visit this site.

For information on Veterans Day, visit this site.

In Flanders Fields

John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders Fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders Fields.

Lest we not forget. If you’d like to wear your own remembrance poppy, you can find a few DIY instructions below. Memorial poppies are typically small in size.

1) Attractive simple satin with a couple of stitches

2) Basic felt with button center

3) Paper


 Tradition says that it is usually worn on the left side, above your heart.

Generally worn in the USA on Memorial Day and in the UK between the week before Remembrance Day and up to Armistice day.


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