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In Their Own Words

February 03, 1931

Mrs. Edison Wrote Moina Michael

Mrs. Thomas A. Edison wrote a letter to Georgian Moina Michael praising her for having originated the idea of the Memorial Poppy as a fund-raising device for the benefit of disabled veterans and their dependents:

“…You certainly have brightened the world with your happy inspiration in choosing the poppy as our memorial emblem, and we all bless you for it.”

Source: Moina Michael, The Miracle Flower: The Story of the Flanders Fields Memorial Poppy (Philadelphia: Dorrance and Co., 1941), p. 128.