National Poppy Day is Friday, May 24

Each year, the American Legion Auxiliary’s three-quarters of a million members – direct female relatives of wartime veterans – raise money through the distribution of the symbolic red poppies to support active-duty military, veterans, and their families. The Auxiliary distributes poppies throughout the year, especially on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. The red poppy has become a nationally recognized symbol of sacrifice worn by Americans since World War I to honor those who served and died for our country in all wars. It reminds Americans of the sacrifices made by our veterans while protecting our freedoms.

Please remember to thank a veteran for the service they have given to our country. Look for members of the local American Legion Auxiliaries to be distributing poppies.

You may find more information about National Poppy Day and the American Legion Auxiliary here: https://www.alaforveterans.org/

Mary Heimbecker

Dane Legion Unit 503 Auxiliary Member

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