UGA Professor Credited For Making Red Poppy A War Remembrance

Apr 13, 2017

A hundred years ago, the United States entered into WWI. To mark the centennial, the Atlanta History Center is taking a closer look at Georgia’s connections to the conflict. Take the red poppy, now a ubiquitous symbol in times of war. Since 1921, the artificial flower has been used to honor those who died, and it rose to prominence thanks to a former University of Georgia professor Moina Michael. She’s featured in the Atlanta History Center’s exhibit. We talked with Sue VerHoef, the center’s director of Oral History and Genealogy.