Madame GUÉRIN

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FrenchBorn Anna Alix BOULLE

Originator of the Remembrance Poppy Day

Born on February 3, 1878 in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, Ardèche , France

Died on April 16, 1961 in Paris , France

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Initially, her Poppy Days benefited the widows and orphans of the war devastated regions of France. She was christened “The Poppy Lady from France” after being invited to address the American Legion, at its 1920 convention, in Cleveland, Ohio, about her original ‘Inter-Allied Poppy Day’ idea. Her idea was for all World War 1 Allied countries to use artificial poppies, made by French widows and orphans, as an emblem for remembering those who gave their lives during the World War 1 and, at the same time, creating a method of raising funds to support the families of the ...   Initially, her Poppy Days benefited the widows and orphans of the war devastated regions of France. She was christened “The Poppy Lady from France” after being invited to address the American Legion, at its 1920 convention, in Cleveland, Ohio, about her original ‘Inter-Allied Poppy Day’ idea. Her idea was for all World War 1 Allied countries to use artificial poppies, made by French widows and orphans, as an emblem for remembering those who gave their lives during the World War 1 and, at the same time, creating a method of raising funds to support the families of the fallen and those who had survived, thereafter.



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