Poppies in Flander’s Fields

Published 12:23 pm Wednesday, May 31, 2023

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In his poem “In Flander’s Fields,” Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae was stricken by the red poppies that grew along the crosses of soldiers who had died on the Western Front during World War I. Members of the American Legion Post 383 Auxiliary placed poppies and white crosses of sleeping soldiers in a replica of the Flander’s Fields battleground outside of the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Home in Reserve. Pictured are Janice Church, Kathy Drum and Toby Reynaud.