After World War I, the flower became the accepted symbol for commemorating those who had fallen during the war. Many American citizens felt the best way to honor both the dead and disabled veterans was to assist those who came home bearing the scars of war. The idea of selling the little blue flowers came from an image carried home in the memories of soldiers who had seen spring flowers growing on the graves of comrades and allies.
The first time the DAV members ever sold the little, blue “Forget-Me-Not” to the public was on February 24, 1926. DAV Chapter 75 on Friday August 18 and Saturday August 19 at various sites throughout the community will be offering Forget-Me-Nots to the public for a donation.