For the Deegans, poppy poem is a family tradition
Memorial Day services in Farmington have changed over the years, but one thing has remained constant for a few decades: Jim Deegan will read "In Flanders Field" during the ceremony at Corinthian Cemetery.
Granted, the Jims have changed. Years ago, Farmington American Legion Post member James Deegan, a veteran of World War II, started reading the famous poem during the local Memorial Day services. When he passed away in 1995, his nephew, Jim Deegan Jr., carried on the tradition.