Thursday, Nov. 26
A new girl’s troop and family community health in 4-H were the highlight discussions at the Rotary Club during the November 10 meeting.
This was the poem written by World War I Colonel John McCrae, a surgeon with Canada’s First Brigade Artillery. It expressed McCrae’s grief over the “row on row” of graves of soldiers who had died on Flanders’ battlefields, located in a region of western Belgium and northern France. The poem presented a striking image of the bright red flowers blooming among the rows of white crosses and became a rallying cry to all who fought in the First World War. The first printed version of it reportedly was in December 1915, in the British magazine Punch.
Nancy Taylor retired from the Law Enforcement Center after a total of 29 years. She served Stephens County as an Adult Probation Officer for 25 years and then was the Office Manager for the Stephens County Sheriff’s office during the last four years.
The Rotary Club of Breckenridge was joined by Roger Paschal, District Governor of District 5790, during the Tuesday, November 3, weekly meeting.