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Remembering the Poppy

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The Poppy is one of the most widely recognized American Legion Auxiliary programs. Each year, during the Memorial Day weekend, auxiliary volunteers distribute millions of bright red crepe paper poppies in exchange for contributions to assist disabled and hospitalized veterans.

The program provides multiple benefits to veterans and the community. Hospitalized veterans who make the flowers are able to earn a small wage, and the physical and mental activity provides many therapeutic benefits.

The poppy’s worldwide symbol of sacrifice is worn by auxiliary members to honor the men and women who served and died for their country in all wars, including the Global War on Terrorism.

Donations are used exclusively to assist and support veterans and their families. The poppy also reminds the community of the continuing needs of our veterans.

Members of American Legion Post #82 and Auxiliary will be distributing poppies on Friday and Saturday, May 22–23, to ask for your contribution to this worthwhile cause. Please help them. 

posted 05.20.2009

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