Forget-Me-Not Day

Forget-Me-Not Day

Forget-Me-Not Day is celebrated every year on November 10.

Certificate of Service Awarded by the US Goverment in World War I

Forget-Me-Not Day was created in 1922 as a fundraiser campaign for disabled WW I veterans.
Judge Robert S. Marx was one of the veterans who returned home with injuries.
He had experienced first hand and from his comrades the troubles that veterans often have after war, especially when injuries left them disabled.

In 1920 Marx founded the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).
The DAV organization would have the first Forget-Me-Not Day on November 11 in 1922.
The date for Forget-Me-Not Day settled later on November 10 and has remained there since then.

In folklore The forget-me-not was known to symbolize true love or connection between separated loved ones or even the dearly departed.
The name tells it all about the symbolism of this cute little flower.
The colors may be simple, but they are bright.
The flower is really small and so easy to miss and be looked over.
When you finally see this little spot of brightness, the flowers seem to tell you:

“Here I am.
  Forget me not in my tiny place
   in this big picture.”