In observance of Veteran’s Day, Scouts sponsored by the Smyrna VFW Post 8422, will distribute “Buddy Poppies”, this coming Saturday, November 9th. In the morning, Cub Scouts and Webelos from Pack 842 will be handing out the poppies. That afternoon, the Boy Scouts of Troop 422, will also give out these patriotic reminders for the community to wear. The poppies are to serve as a reminder of the sacrifice of Veterans for our country.
All donations received will go to the VFW, for assisting local Veterans and their families.
Poppy locations are: Kroger - Sam Ridley, Smyrna. Lowe’s - Sam Ridley, Smyrna. Tractor Supply - Lowry Street, Smyrna. Bumpus Harley-Davidson - Broad Street, Murfreesboro. Tractor Supply - Triune.The idea of poppies are old some say, but this section of lines from 'In Flanders Field'.
"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 your 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 Fields."