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Moina Belle Michael Biography (1869-1944)

Moina Belle Michael Biography (1869-1944)

Moina Belle Michael Biography (1869-1944)  Moina Belle Michael was an American teacher who had the idea to create an emblem of Remembrance using the red Flanders poppy. At the age of 49, with a career in teaching for over 30 years already behind her, she had this inspirational idea in November 1918. She decided to dedicate her life to campaign to have this emblem recognized by governments, veteran agencies and the public.  She continued with this project for the next 26 years until her death in 1944 and became affectionately known as “the Poppy Lady”. For more information click here.

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