Memorial Day Holiday Weekend Guest Blog

I helped my friend Debbie make these memorial flowers to honor her father’s memory as they celebrate his life Sunday May 27th.

I invited her to write the accompanying story.




Memorial Day Weekend Guest Post

by Debbie Beozzo 

“My dad, Robert Simon Hinkle ,  was a big supporter of the Veterans Paper Poppies sold on Memorial Day to raise money for Veterans. I never see one that I don’t recall us marching in the West Hazleton, PA Memorial Day parade in the 1960s. Dad with the local Veterans’ group wearing their uniforms, or any part that still fit them, and me with my Girl Scout Troop 244. The parade would conclude in the same cemetery, where this year we will hold of celebration of his life. A December 15 , 2017, car accident and snowstorm on the way to his service, stopped our family from attending. As I prepared for this memorial gathering, I recalled dad’s love of the poppies and decided it might be fitting to distribute flowers made from Dad’s jeans and shirt.”


Debbie and her Dad.

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We had some help from Clyde the Cat




18 thoughts on “Memorial Day Holiday Weekend Guest Blog

  1. I love the photos of Debbie with her dad. They contain such precious memories. I’m sending my deepest sympathy to Debbie and her family for the loss of her beloved father. This is a lovely post.

  2. Thank you for sharing this story. The wonderful poppy project and the photos of Debbie, her dad and the cat brings smiles to my heart.

  3. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely tribute to Debs Dad once a proud veteran…..Eleanor iThomson

  4. Thanks to all. We. are very blessed to have a huge supportive circle of extended family and friends . My special thanks to Ruth , who helped make the pins.

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