Mrs. Igleharte’s upper school students in Art II and Art III began work on a project that will decorate the stage during our school-wide Veteran’s Day program on November 9. Art students assisted our JK and SK students in making ”poppy flowers” using their hand and finger prints. (This project will expand to include all lower, middle and upper school students in some way.) The students are making poppy decorations because the poppy, is the national flower of remembrance for our veterans. The poppy was chosen because of the poem “Flanders Fields”, written by 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.