…originally called Decoration Day,
is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service.
National Moment of Remembrance
Encouraging individual Americans everywhere, to pause for one minute
at 3:00 p.m. (local time) on Memorial Day, to remember and reflect on
the sacrifices made by so many to provide freedom for all.
“Open” • digital mixed with original printed on ricepaper and mounted on canvas • 10″ x 10″ • Lisa Rivas © 2007
The wearing of the “red poppy” to keep faith began when an American, Miss
Moira Michael, read the poem “In Flanders Field” and was so greatly
impressed that she decided always to wear a red poppy to keep the faith. She wrote a reply to this poem in November 1918 entitled : “We Shall Keep the Faith”
Today, enjoy a “Day of Peace” with family, friends and strangers!