Page 4 THE OGDEN VALLEY NEWS Volume VI, Issue IV June 1, 2002 BIG FIX cont. from page 1 Cat Leukemia, $10 Dog or Cat Distemper Combo, $10 “‘The Big Fix on Tour’ wants to remind everyone to get their cats and dogs spayed or neutered this summer,” says Gregory Castle, president of No More Homeless Pets in Utah. “There are thousands of wonderful dogs and cats in shelters statewide waiting to be adopted; allowing your cat or dog to breed may sentence those homeless pets to death. “Now, for the low price of $15 to $40, Utahns can easily be a part of the solution to the pet overpopulation problem.” The Big Fix on Tour is a major component of the “No More Homeless Pets in Utah” campaign. The campaign is financed by a $9 million grant from Maddie’s Fund, a California foundation, and is administered by Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab. By increasing spays and neuters statewide, “No More Homeless Pets in Utah” is working to reduce Utah’s pet overpopulation problem. This situation alone resulted in the deaths of an estimated 15,000 healthy, adoptable animals in the state in 1999. For more information about the Big Fix on Tour, please call the “No More Homeless Pets” office in Salt Lake City at the toll-free number, 1-866-PETSFIX (1-866-738-7349). Or you can visit the website at www.utahpets.org. No More Homeless Pets in Utah, 324 S. 400 W., Suite C, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, (801) 364-0370. www.utahpets.org Sponsored by Maddie’s Fund and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary Saturday, June 15, 2002 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Eden Park For info: Flint Guthrie 745-1389 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org “For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him may have eternal life and I myself will raise him up on the last day” Jesus, John 6:40 Worship God with us. Each Sunday Morning OGDEN VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH 7390 E. 200 S. (in the old market building) Huntsville, Utah 84317 Bible Study 10:00 a.m. (801) 745-4133 Worship 11:00 a.m. www.ovccutah.org “Preaching God’s Word One Verse at a Time.” History of Memorial Day Note: Information for this article was taken from an article by David Merchant, and was found on the web site www.usmemorialday.org/backgrnd.html#1 That blood of heroes never dies. She then conceived of an idea to wear red poppies on Memorial Day to honor those who died serving our nation. She was the first to wear one, and sold popOriginally called Decoration Day, pies to her friends and co-workers. The Memorial Day is a day of remembrance money earned was used to benefit serand honor for those who have died in our vicemen in need. Later a Madam Guerin nation’s service. There are many stories as from France was visiting the United to its actual beginStates and learned of nings, with over two this new custom dozen cities and started by Ms. towns laying claim to Michael. When she being the birthplace By John McCrae, 1915 returned to France, of Memorial Day. she made artificial Waterloo, New York In Flanders fields the poppies blow red poppies to raise was officially Between the crosses, row on row money for the war declared the birth- That mark our place; and in the sky orphaned children place of Memorial and widowed Day by President The larks, still bravely singing, fly women. This tradiLyndon Johnson in Scarce heard amid the guns below. tion spread to other May 1966, though it’s We are the Dead. Short days ago countries. In 1948 difficult to prove conthe U.S. Post Office clusively the origins We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, honored Ms Michael of the day. It is more Loved and were loved, and now we lie for her role in foundlikely that it had many In Flanders fields. ing the National separate beginnings. Poppy movement by Memorial Day Take up our quarrel with the foe: issuing a red three was officially pro- To you from failing hands we throw cent postage stamp claimed on May 5, The torch; be yours to hold it high. with her likeness on 1868 by General it. John Logan, national If ye break faith with us who die Since the late commander of the We shall not sleep, though poppies grow 50’s, on the Thursday Grand Army of the In Flanders fields. before Memorial Republic, and was Day, the 1,200 solfirst observed on diers of the 3d U.S. May 30,1868, when flowers were placed Infantry place small American flags at on the graves of Union and Confederate each of the more than 260,000 gravesoldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. stones at Arlington National Cemetery. The South refused to acknowledge the They patrol the cemetery for 24 hours a day, honoring their dead on separate days day during this weekend, to ensure that until after World War I, when the holiday each flag remains standing. changed from honoring just those who Since 1998, on the Saturday before died fighting in the Civil War to honoring the day observed for Memorial Day, the Americans who died fighting in any war. Boys Scouts and Girl Scouts place a canIt is now celebrated in almost every dle at each of approximately 15,300 State on the last Monday in May. gravesites of soldiers buried at In 1915, inspired by the poem “In Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania Flanders Fields,” Moina Michael replied National Military Park on Marye’s with her own poem: Heights through the Luminaria Program. We cherish too, the Poppy red Let us remember. Do not break the That grows on fields where valor led, faith of those who have died . . . 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