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American Legion Distributing Poppy’s

When:
May 19, 2017 all-day
2017-05-19T00:00:00-05:00
2017-05-20T00:00:00-05:00

Community 1st CU Forest Ave. May 18 & 19 only.

The poppy, is a memorial flower to the war dead, symbolizes the sacrifices made by our military service men and women who paid the ultimate price serving our country so we are able to live free.

Reminding America each year of their service and dying for their country deserves to be remembered and in hopes that none died in vain.

Poppy Days have become a familiar tradition in almost every American community. The distribution of the red memorial flower to the public is one of the oldest and most widely recognized programs of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Connecting the visual image of the poppy with the sacrifice of service has been an important goal of the American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Program since its inception in 1921. The Poppy Program raises community awareness of this and respect for our veterans by educating the public about the symbol of the poppy.

Millions of red crepe paper poppies are handmade by veterans as part of their therapeutic rehabilitation. The distribution across the country is in exchange for donations, which go to assist veterans, military service members and their families. Most of the donations received stay in the local communities.

 

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