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Town of Jackson

Posted on: November 11, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Town Hall Closed Today


Town Hall offices are closed today in observance of Veteran's Day.

There will be a Veteran's Day Memorial in the Town Square at 11:00am.

Town Hall will re-open on Tuesday, November 12th at 8am.

"In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

"We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

"Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields."

In Flanders Fields, the poem written in May 1915 by Canadian military doctor, Major John M. McCrae, after he treated victims of a German chemical attack in Belgium. It inspired the use of red poppies as a symbol on Memorial Day in the U.S., and they're used in Great Britain on what's known there as Remembrance Day — November 11.

We pause at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to reflect and remember.

Thank you veterans.

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