Memorial Day

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The Hope of Flanders Fields

With Memorial Day coming, Brenda McDonald, who grew up in Riverside in the 1950s, remembers well getting up very early, excited to “march” in many Memorial Day parades as a Brownie and Girl Scout, from Old Greenwich, by the fire station to Binney Park. They were so colorful and fun, but the deeper significance alluded her. Now, with a different perspective, she shares her poem in counterpart to the famous, In Flanders Fields. Continue Reading →

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