Veterans Day Celebration and the story of the Poppy

This wall of names was dedicated on November 11, 2018 in the Veterans Park in LaBelle.

Did you know that you should wear the Poppy on the right side and that the RED represents the blood of all those who gave their lives, the BLACK represents the mourning of those who didn’t have their loved ones return home, The GREEN leaf represents the grass and crops growing and future prosperity after the war destroyed so much. and the leaf should be positioned at 11 O’clock to represent the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the time that World War I formally ended.

Lynn family donates bell
From left: Wolfgang, KC, Charlie & Katherine with picture of Captain Richard Lynn. The family has donated the 1934 Bell to the LaBelle Veterans Park in honor of their dad and husband for his dedication by serving as Captain in WWII with the Army Air Corps and in the Air Force during the Korean War. He salvaged the bell from the William S Mitchell after its demise during the great flood of 1993. It is all recorded on the You Tube site “Mitchell Massacre :William S. Mitchell Crash” showing it’s demise on the Missouri River. (Submitted photo/Nikki Yeager)

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