In Observance of Memorial Day

In Observance of Memorial Day

In Observance of Memorial Day

  • Posted by Barrington Hills
  • On May 27, 2022

…We cherish too, the Poppy red, That grows on fields where valor led;
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies,
But lends a lustre to the red
Of the flower that blooms above the dead
In Flanders Fields…

Moina Michael

Ms. Moina Michael was the creator of the Memorial Day red poppies to honor fallen servicemen.  She was the first to wear a poppy on Memorial Day, and sold poppies to her friends and co-workers giving the proceeds to servicemen in need. She chose the poppy as it is a symbol of remembrance and hope. This tradition eventually spread to other countries.

In 1922, the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) became the first veterans’ organization to nationally sell poppies. Two years later, their “Buddy” Poppy program was selling artificial poppies made by disabled veterans.

Let’s all honor our fallen servicemen and women by donating to the VFW’s Buddy Poppy Program, giving to a favorite veterans’ organization, or attending a Memorial Day Parade…just a few ideas to show our support.

The Village of Barrington will be hosting its Memorial Day Parade as follows:

Village of Barrington Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 30
10:30 AM – Noon

The parade begins on Cook Street, travels west on Main Street to Dundee Avenue and concludes for a solemn ceremony in Evergreen Cemetery.

NOTE: Due to construction on Main Street that affects sidewalks on the north side of the street, parade-watchers are asked to assemble on the SOUTH side of the street this year.

Village Hall offices will be closed Monday, May 30th, in observance of Memorial Day.

For emergencies, dial 911.
For non-emergencies and/or roadway concerns, dial Quadcom Police Dispatch at 847-428-8784.