VFW Ladies Auxiliary Day 2020 is on Thursday, September 17, 2020: what does the green in the Remembrance Day poppy represents?

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Thursday, September 17, 2020 is VFW Ladies Auxiliary Day 2020. VFW POST 4760 - Ladies Auxiliary POST 4760 Sequim WA members of the Ladies Aux,

what does the green in the Remembrance Day poppy represents?

The entire poppy is recognized, not its parts. The reason for the Poppy is that it is a plant which thrives on disturbed ground. The seeds, which are produced by the millions in the seed heads, lie dormant until the soil is broken up. The shelling in the trenches was perfect for the poppy, which grew in their millions when nothing else did. The poems came later, the poppies came from the activity and the blasting of the ground.

In the World War I battlefields of Belgium, poppies grew wild amid the ravaged landscape. How could such a pretty little flower grow wild while surrounded by death and destruction? The overturned soils of battle enabled the poppy seeds to be covered, thus allowing them to grow and to forever serve as a reminder of the bloodshed during that and future wars.

The poppy movement was inspired by the poem "In Flanders Fields" written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae of the Canadian forces in 1915 before the United States entered World War I. Selling replicas of the original Flanders' poppy originated in some of the allied countries immediately after the Armistice.

Miss Moina Michael of Georgia is credited as the founder of the Memorial Poppy in the United States. click here for more information.

Madam Guerin, who was recognized as "the poppy lady from France", sought and received the cooperation of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. early in 1922, after the Franco-American Children's League was dissolved.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States was the first veteran organization to promote a nationally organized campaign for the annual distribution of poppies assembled by American disabled and needy veterans. In 1924, the VFW patented the name "Buddy Poppy" for their version of the artificial flower. Buddy Poppy proceeds represents no profit to any VFW unit. All the money contributed by the public for Buddy Poppies is used in the cause of veteran’s welfare, or for the well being of their needy dependents and the orphans of veterans.

Following the 1924 sale, the VFW believed it would stimulate local sales if the poppies they used were assembled by disabled veterans in hospitals within their own jurisdiction. The 1924 encampment of the VFW at Atlantic City granted this privilege, under the provision that all poppies would be produced according to specifications set forth by the National Buddy Poppy Committee, and that all poppies would be assembled by disabled veterans in government hospitals and by needy veterans in workshops supervised by the VFW.

Around the same year, the American Legion Auxiliary adopted the poppy as the organization's memorial flower and pledged its use to benefit our servicemen and their families.

Each nine-piece poppy is made by veterans for veterans in Auxiliary sponsored Poppy Shops that supplement physical and psychological therapy needed by hospitalized and disabled veterans. The Auxiliary provides the materials and the volunteers. The veteran makes the poppy and is paid a small amount for each painstakingly made flower. For some it is their only income.

No matter what the cost of maintaining and supplying the Poppy Shops, the memorial poppy is never sold, but given in exchange for a contribution.

In Flanders Fields

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 Field.

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Andrews, Marlene A. (Turner)

ANDREWS Marlene A. (Turner), of Marshfield, February 21, beloved wife of the late Thomas H. Andrews. Dear mother of Thomas H. Andrews Jr. of Chester, MA and Kenneth A. Andrews of Middleboro. Loving grandmother of Haley and Jarod Andrews. Funeral Service at the MacDonald Funeral Home, 1755 Ocean St. (Rte. 139), Marshfield, Wednesday, March 7th at noon. Visiting hours prior to the Service from 10 to 12. Interment at Mass National Cemetery, Bourne. For online guest book and directions, www.macdonaldfuneralhome.com

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Brown, Paul W.

BROWN Paul W., of Braintree, formerly of Califor nia. Son of the late Paul Sladen Brown and Elizabeth Amelia Brown. Brother of the late Robert Brown. Close friend of Richard Black and his family of Braintree. He was closely associated with the Brain- tree Veterans Services Office at the Town Hall. Private Funeral from the Mortimer N. Peck - Russell Peck Funeral Home, 516 Washington St., BRAINTREE on Wednes day, March 7 at 12:15 p.m. Graveside Ser vice at the Massachusetts National Ceme tery, BOURNE, Wednesday at 1:45 p.m. Memorial donations may be sent to the Braintree Veterans Services Office, Braintree Town Hall, Braintree, MA 02184.

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Browne, Miriam (Walsh)

BROWNE Miriam (Walsh), of Marshfield, formerly of Dedham, Beverly and Brookline, died peacefully March 1, she was age 86, beloved wife of the late Edward Ned Browne. Devoted mother of Susan Browne, M.D. of Andover, Patricia B. Daly of Dublin, Ireland, Miriam Brownewall of Scituate, Edward M. Browne of Milton and the late Kathleen Browne Ittig. Sister of Kathleen Powers of Duxbury, Jill Van Veen of Goose Rocks, ME, Gertrude Messing of Wellesley, and the late Patricia McGrath and Marjorie Joan Horrigan. Also survived by 11 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and 25 nieces and nephews. Funeral Tuesday, March 6 from the Chapman Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., Milton at 9:00 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Agathas Church, Milton at 10:30 a.m. Visitation Monday 3-7 p.m. Interment Brookdale Cemetery, Dedham. In lieu of flowers, donations in Miriam's memory may be sent to William B. Rice Eventide Home, 215 Adams St., Quincy, MA 02169. For directions, obituary, online guest book and video tribute please visit www.ccgfuneralhome.com.

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Butts, Shirley A. (Bevis)

BUTTS Shirley A. (Bevis), formerly of Milton, of Quincy, suddenly, March 2, beloved wife of Joseph J. Devoted mother of Cynthia A. Whitford of Readville, David C. Butts of RI and Martha D. Calhoun of Norwood. Sister of Catherine A. Murrin of Quincy and the late Margaret Jackson, Muriel Smith and George Bevis. Survived by 7 loving grandchildren and 16 great- grandchildren. Funeral Service at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Ave., MILTON, Wednesday at 1 p.m. Visiting hours Tuesday, 4 to 8 p.m. Late member of the George F. Bryant Post, VFW, Ladies Auxiliary, Quincy. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Lung Assoc., 460 Totten Pond Rd., Suite 400, Waltham, MA 02451. Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home Milton617-696-4200

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Callahan, Edmont T.

CALLAHAN Edmont T. of Abington, March 3, 2007, age 75, husband of the late Santina V. Tina (Magnani) Callahan. Father of Mark T. Callahan of Halifax and Lynn A. Gentile of Pembroke. Grandfather of Brian J. Gentile, Matthew J. Gentile, Zachary A. Gentile, Jeremy R. Gentile, Aidan T. Callahan and Mara E. Callahan. Brother of the late Barbara OBrien. Funeral from the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union St., ROCKLAND on Thursday at 8 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Bridgets Church in Abington at 9 a.m. Calling hours on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. Donations may be made to the Poly cystic Kidney Disease Foundation, 9221 Ward Pkwy., Kansas City, MO 64114. For directions or to sign our online guest book www.magounbiggins.com

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Campbell, Abbot Edward Charles

CAMPBELL Abbot Edward Charles, O.S.B. of the Glastonbury Abbey in Hingham, age 81, February 28, 2007, in Weymouth. Sur vived by the Monks of the Glastonbury Abbey in Hingham. Brother of Francis Campbell and Therese Campbell, both of Philadelphia, Mary Campbell of Florida, the late John Campbell and Joseph Campbell. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 6 at the Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham, at 10:30 a.m. Visiting hours at the Glastonbury Abbey Conference Center on Monday from 2-5 p.m. and in the Abbey Church from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Interment Glaston bury Abbey Cemetery. McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Homes Brighton, Cohasset, Norwell 781-383-0200 Since 1820

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Carter, Joseph H.

CARTER Joseph H., of Quincy, March 2, 2007, devoted husband of the late Rachel (Veilleux) Carter. Beloved father of Norman G. Carter of Dorchester, Norma L. Farley of Weymouth and Kay L. Borek of Quincy. Cherished grandfather of 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grand- children. Relatives and friends are re spectfully invited to attend the Funeral from the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., WOLLASTON, Wednesday at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Anns Church, Wollaston at 10 a.m. Visiting hours Tues day, 4-8 p.m. Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joseph H. Carter may be made to The Jennifer Creed Fund, Box 469, Boston, MA 02127. Call 1-800-Keohane or see www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences.

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Dewey, Gerald D.

DEWEY Gerald D., in Quincy, March 2, 2007, beloved husband of the late Mabel (Batherson) Dewey. Devoted brother of Marjorie Mitchell of Quincy, the late Daniel W. Dewey, the late Mildred Glavin and the late Alice Butler. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Ave., Quincy, Tuesday, March 6 at 8:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. John the Baptist Church, 44 School St., Quincy at 9 oclock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours Mon day, 4-7 p.m. Interment Blue Hill Ceme tery, Braintree. In lieu of flowers, dona tions in Mr. Deweys memory may be made to St. John the Baptist Church, 21 Gay St., Quincy, MA 02169.

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Gates, Alice Iona (Nathan)

GATES Alice Iona (Nathan), was originally of Amsterdam, NY, late of Scituate, entered into rest, March 3, 2007 at 83 years, beloved wife of the late Lawrence Sumner Gates. Devoted mother of Carol Gates of Newburyport and Jan and her husband Henry Yeh of Scituate. Loving sister of the late Annette Lessick. Dear sister-in-law of Henry Lessick. Cherished grandmother of Jessica, Jourdan and Lisa Yeh. Treasured Aunt of Mary Ellen Beck and Evan Lessick. Services and Memorial Obser vance will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Iona may be made to Hospice of South Shore, 100 Bay State Drive, P.O. Box 859060, Braintree, MA 02185.

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Hart, Stephen Edwin Ed

HART Stephen Edwin Ed, of Randolph, March 2, beloved husband of the late Mildred M. (Condon). Father of William S. Hart of Randolph and Claire M. Bradley of FL. Brother of Joseph of Avon, Francis of CA, Elizabeth OConnor of Randolph and the late Richard, Leo and John Hart. Also survived by his grandchildren Christopher and Debbie and his great- grandchildren Karlie and Taylor. Funeral from the Hurley Funeral Home, 134 So. Main St., (Rte. 28) Randolph, Tuesday at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Marys Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Monday, 4-8 p.m. Interment St. Marys Cemetery.

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Kerr, Frank C.

KERR Frank C., of Hull, March 2, 2007, beloved husband of Theresa (Sosnowski) Kerr of Hull. Loving father of Frank Kerr of Norwell, Capt. Brian Kerr, USN, Jeff Kerr and Dana Albert, all of Hull. Brother of John Kerr of Yakima, WA, Barbara Britton of Seattle, WA, Carol Draper of Ellensburg, WA, Linda Hoskinson of Raymond, WA and Steve Kirkendall of Richland, WA. Also lovingly survived by 7 grandchildren Brandon, Charissa, Justin, Kayce, Jarret, Shauna and Luke. Rel atives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral Mass in St. Anns Church, Hull, Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Franks mem ory may be made to the Navy - Marine Corps Relief Society, 875 North Randolph St., #225, Arlington, VA 22203-1977. Call 1-800-Keohane or see www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences.

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King Sr., Martin J.

KING Martin J., Sr., of Hingham and Plymouth, formerly of Canton, March 2, age 61, husband of Lucille J. (Gosselin). Father of Martin J., Jr. and his wife Megan of Rumford, RI, John M. of Quincy, Michelle R. Solomon and her husband David of Braintree and Meghan J. of Dorchester. Grandfather of Madison, Martin, III and Myles King and Jack and Lucy Solomon. Son of Josephine F. (Anastasi) of Stoughton and the late Martin E. Brother of Dennis of MD, Janice Garrigan of Stoughton and Robert of CA. Also sur vived by several nieces and nephews. Fu neral will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rte. 27), Stoughton on Wednesday at 10 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church, Canton at 11 a.m. Visiting hours Tuesday, 4-8 p.m. Donations in Martins name may be made to Brigham & Wom ens Development Office, c/o James Winshall Fund, 116 Huntington Ave., Bos ton, MA 02116. Directions and obituary at www.farleyfh.com Farley Funeral Home (781) 344-2676

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Kinsella, Edward F.

KINSELLA Edward F., age 65, of Scituate and Ocala, FL, and formerly of Weymouth and South Boston, February 27, 2007, beloved hus band of Roberta R. (Cochrane) Kinsella. Loving father of Karen Kinsella of Scituate, Deborah (Kinsella) Caplice and her husband Philip of South Weymouth and Edward Kinsella and his wife Kara of Hanson. Devoted grandfather of Jillian Caplice, Nicholas Kinsella and Libby Kinsella. Son of the late Joseph and Nellie (Kelley) Kinsella. Brother of Dorothy (Kinsella) Walsh of Dorchester, Claire (Kinsella) Nee of South Boston and the late Helen Pano, Mary Staples, Joseph Kinsella and Anna Tinlin. A Prayer Service will be held in the McDonald Fu neral Home, SO. WEYMOUTH at 809 Main St., (Rte. 18, opposite South Shore Hospi tal), Tuesday at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Monday, 4-8. Interment will be at a later date. Dona tions may be made in his memory to a charity of your choice.

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Mackiernan, Edith L. (French)

MACKIERNAN Edith L. (French), of Milton, formerly of Quincy, March 3, 2007. Mother of Carol A. Doherty of Milton. Sister of the late Dorothy MacIntosh. Godmother of Natalie Rowland and friend of Barbara Miller, both of Virginia Beach, VA. All services were private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ediths memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. The Dolan Funeral Home of MILTON assisted the family with arrangements.

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Mahan, Elizabeth A. (Macdonald)

MAHAN Elizabeth A. (MacDonald), of Milton, for merly of Harwich and Holbrook, March 2, beloved wife of 51 years of John M. De voted mother of John L. of Milton, Jeanne M. of Worcester and Julianne M. Mahan of NY, Theresa M. Carey of W. Roxbury, Maureen E. Kroll of Mansfield, Jennifer M. Golden and Patricia M. Welsh, both of Quincy. Sister of Linda A. Murphy of Plymouth and the late Joseph L. MacDonald. Survived by 14 loving grandchildren. Funeral Mass at St. Mary of the Hills Church, Milton, Wednesday morning at 10. Visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Ave., Milton, Tuesday, 4-8 p.m. Retired employee of Milton Hospital. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the International Myeloma Foun dation, 12650 Riverside Dr., Suite 206, No. Hollywood, CA 91607-3421. Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home Milton617-696-4200

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Maher, Jennifer L. (Farrell)

MAHER Jennifer L. (Farrell), of Marshfield, March 2, beloved wife of Michael V. Maher. Dear mother of Michael R., Connor J. and Meghan N., all of Marshfield. Daughter of Ann Farrell and the late William Farrell of Turners Falls. Sister of William Farrell of Meriden, NH, Brian Farrell of Feeding Hills and Beverly Sanders of Carmel, CA. Funeral from the MacDonald Funeral Home, 1755 Ocean St. (Rte. 139), Marshfield, Tuesday at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Christines Church at 10 a.m. Visiting hours Sunday, 7-9 p.m. and Monday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Contribu tions in Jennifers memory may be made to Pan - Massachusetts Challenge MM0279, 77 4th Ave., Needham, MA 02494. www.pmc.org. Interment will be in the Couch Cemetery, Marshfield. For online guestbook and directions, www.macdonaldfuneralhome.com

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McCarthy, Irene C. (DeNis)

McCARTHY Irene C. (DeNis) of Quincy, formerly of Dorchester and S. Boston, March 3, 2007, wife of the late Charles W. McCarthy. Devoted mother of Robert D. McCarthy of Raleigh, NC, Irene Renie McCarthy of Quincy, Karen J. McCarthy of Fryeburg, ME and the late Charles W. McCarthy, Jr. Also survived by 7 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 2 great great- grandchildren. Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Indepen dence Ave., Quincy, Wednesday, March 7 at 9:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. John the Baptist Church, 44 School St., Quincy at 10 oclock. Relatives and friends are in vited to attend. Visiting hours Tuesday, 4-7 p.m. Interment private.

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McHugh, Geraldine M. "Gerry" (Coveney)

McHUGH Geraldine M. Gerry(Coveney) of Quincy and West Dennis, March 2, 2007, beloved wife for 60 years of Donald J. McHugh. Devoted mother of Donald McHugh of Halifax, Patricia McHugh Seidel and her husband John Seidel, DMD, of Scituate, Kathleen McHugh Dodwell and her hus band Peter of Brookline, Michael J. McHugh and his wife Susan Callaghan of Cohasset, Steven T. McHugh of Quincy, David P. McHugh of Scituate, James McHugh of Hingham, Thomas F. McHugh and his wife Janet of Monroe, CT. Loving Nana of Kevin, Mark, Sean, Ryan, Joey, Christin, John, Mary, Sarah, Andrew, Amy, Lindsay, Steven, Daniel, Katie, Kate, Scott, Thomas and Sally. Cherished great Nana of Liam, Colin, Timothy, Emma, Aislin and Madison. Sister of Jacqueline Herrick of Plymouth, Lawrence Coveney of AZ, and the late Charles Coveney. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Ave., Quincy, Tuesday, March 6 at 9:30 a.m. Fu neral Mass in St. John the Baptist Church, 44 School St., Quincy at 10:30 a.m. Rel atives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours Monday 3-8 p.m. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury. For those who wish, donations in Mrs. McHughs memory may be made to the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th flr., Brookline, MA 02445.

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Moran, Paul M.

MORAN Paul M., of Pembroke, formerly of Randolph, after a long illness, March 3, 2007, beloved husband of Mary R. (Bacchieri) Moran. Loving father of Barbara K. Gallagher and her husband Marc of Pembroke, Maureen R. Moran of Randolph and Lawrence P. Moran and his wife Kimberly of Carver. Devoted brother of Francis Moran of FL, Mary Mae McMasters of Dorchester, the late John, Thomas, Joseph and Walter. Dear grandfather of Caitlin, Shannon, Jillian, Connor, Ashlynn, Michael and Kaily. Reposing at the Cartwright Funeral Home, 419 No. Main St. (Rte. 28), Randolph, MA until 9:00 a.m., Wednes day, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m in St. Bernadette Church, Randolph. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. Retired letter carrier for the US Postal Service and member of NLCA. For additional information and directions, visit our web site at www.cartwrightfuneral.com

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Peterson, Christopher J.

PETERSON Christopher J., of Whitman, Friday, March 2, age 64. Brother of Robert Peterson and his wife Jane of Easton, George Peterson of Amesbury and Mary Keane of New Boston, NH. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. His funeral will be held on Wednesday, March 7 at 9:15 a.m. from the Blanchard Funeral Chapel, Plymouth St., (Rte. 58 at the rotary circle) Whitman, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in the Holy Ghost Church, School St., Whitman. Burial will follow in the St. James Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, March 6 from 4-8 p.m. Do nations may be made to the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108 or to the ALS Association/Massachusetts Chapter, 75 McNeill Way, Suite 201, Dedham, MA 02026. www.blanchardfc.com

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Richard, Charles E.

RICHARD Charles E., age 93, of Milton, March 1, be loved husband of the late Anne M. (Rizzo). Devoted father of Charles E., III of Quincy and Lillian A. Richard of Milton. Loving grandfather of Sara A. and Jean M. Richard. Brother of the late Mary OLocklan. Cousin of Charles Fauvel of Dracut. Funeral Mass at St. Agatha Church, Milton, Tuesday morning at 9. Visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Fu neral Home, 326 Granite Ave., Milton, Monday 4-8 p.m. Retired employee of Antonelli Iron Works, Quincy. Late mem ber of Ironworkers Union, Local #7. WW II Army Vet. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Shriners Burn Center, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114 or St. Agatha Renovation Fund, 432 Adams St., Milton, MA 02186. Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home Milton617-696-4200

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Stephens, Kathleen W. (Jennings)

STEPHENS Kathleen W. (Jennings), of Rockland, March 1, 2007, age 59. Mother of Barbara A. Stephens and Leigh M. Stephens of Rockland. Sister of Barbara M. Jennings- Rampsi of Halifax, Leslie A. Jennings of Shelburne Falls, Jean S. Jennings of Halifax, Philip W. Jennings of Braintree, Richard B. Jennings of Hanover and the late John S. Jennings. Grandmother of Shannon L. Daly. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Memorial Funeral Service in the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union St., ROCKLAND on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. Visitation from 10 a.m. on Wednesday until the time of the service. For directions or to sign our online guest book, please visit www.magounbiggins.com Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home Celebrating the Dignity of Life 1-781-878-1775

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Sullivan, Joseph T.

SULLIVAN Joseph T., 75, of Quincy, formerly of Jamaica Plain, March 2, beloved husband of Cecilia A. (Kawalski). Loving father of Sheila M. and her husband James Paolucci of Milton, and Moira and her husband Robert Sweetland of Canton. De voted and loving Papa to Nina & Joseph Paolucci, Daniel & Grace Sweetland. Lov ing brother of Marion E. Rogantino of Quincy, John L. of Jamaica Plain, Kevin J. of Braintree and Thomas A. Sullivan of FL. Brother-in-law of Claire & Michele Sullivan. Survived by nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Funeral Mass at St. Agatha Church, Milton, Tuesday at 12 noon. Visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Ave., MILTON, Monday, 4-8 p.m. Retired man ager of U.S. Postal Service, Wollaston. Honorary member Jamaica Plain Amer ican Legion, Post #76 and the Boston Em erald Society. Korean War Veteran. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Agatha Church Renovation Fund, 432 Adams St., Milton, MA 02186. Interment National Cemetery, Bourne, Tuesday at 2:45 p.m. Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home Milton617-696-4200

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Weinstein, Arlene J. Honey (White)

WEINSTEIN Arlene J. Honey (White), age 67, of Onset, formerly of Stoughton. Entered into rest March 3, 2007, beloved wife of Gerald Weinstein. Devoted mother of Lisa Ruth Weinstein. Loving sister of Barbara Alberts. Cherished grandmother of Taylor and Derek. Also survived by 4 nieces. Services will be held at the Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, 475 Washington St., Canton, Tuesday, March 6 at 10 a.m. Memorial Observance will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Honey may be made to Old Colony Elderly Services, 144 Main St., #4, Brockton, MA 02301. Honey was a former owner of Jimmys Market in Stoughton. Stanetsky Memorial Chapel 781-821-4600 ~ www.stanetsky.com

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does patriotism still matter?

does patriotism still matter?

First you need to decide what is Patriotism. What does patriotism mean to you? Patriotism is the love and devotion to one's country. Is that hapeneing in America today? In my opinion, patriotism does still matter, but where has it gone in the United States of America? How many times do we see torn, tattered, weathered American flags flying. Yes it is nice that individuals and businesses want to fly the Flag, but have respect for our flag by removing it when it is worn and retire it properly. How many people that attend sporting events do not pay attention and pay respect during the national Anthem? Is that patriotism? I know that you are in 6-8th grade working on this, but it is our fault those that are 30+ for not continuing the tradition of patriotism that we were taught and ensuring that it is passed to the younger ones. IF American's would go back to the good old days where you stand and salute or place your hand over your heart when the American flag passes in a parade or is raised or lowered. If we could get the Pledge of Allegiance back into the schools as our forefathers wanted it then YES Patriotism would become evident in our country. As far as does it matter,YES it matters, but it is not as prominent as it should be. Thank you for taking the time to participate in this contest and good luck! I am a veteran and a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW. GOOD LUCK and thank you for trying to be Patriotic.

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