Michael, Moina Belle, 1869-1944

"McCrae's poem had a huge impact on two women, Anna E. Guerin of France and Georgia native Moina Michael. Both worked hard to initiate the sale of artificial poppies to help orphans and others left destitute by the war." -- "The Flower of Remembrance." United States Department of Veterans Affairs. http://www1.va.gov/opa/feature/celebrate/flower.asp (Retrieved October 6, 2009)

"A commemorative stamp honoring Moina B. Michael, a Walton County [Georgia] native and the founder of Poppy Day, was first issued in November 1948. Beginning around 1915, paper poppies were sold and worn on Memorial Day in both the United States and Europe to raise money for the rehabilitation of soldiers wounded in combat." - "Walton County." New Georgia Encyclopedia. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org (Retrieved September 16, 2008)

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