Poppies have been representative of war remembrance since the World War I poem “In Flanders Fields” referred to fields of poppies in its first lines.
The Brick Store Museum’s current exhibition “From the Kennebunks to the Argonne Forest: The Great War that Changed America” celebrates the 100-year anniversary of the Armistice in 1918.
In addition to the exhibition, the Museum presents an outdoor installation inspired by the Tower of London’s 2014 display. The poppies in the display are made of metal and are weather-resistant, and will begin to be installed in June, running through November.
Over 100 individuals and families have honored a loved one with a poppy in the installation! Below are their stories:
David Farr, my father
Donald Blake Webster, father-in-law
Doris S. Jackson
Jada, my dog
Ralph H. Jackson
Richard Lancaster, killed in Vietnam War
Wesley Motley Angle, grandfather
William Peppard, killed WWII