Local American Legion to Hand Out Poppies, Collect Donations for Veterans

Tomorrow is National Poppy Day. Also known as Remembrance Day, the Friday before Memorial Day we honor those who fought and died in war. The poppy became the official flower of the American Legion on September 27th, 1920, and the first-ever annual Poppy day occurred on November 11th, 1921, and was immediately adopted by Canada and Australia, and New Zealand shortly after. The poppy is a symbol of both remembrance and hope for a peaceful future. The Poppy should be worn with respect on the left side, over the heart. The Legion’s lapel Poppy is a sacred symbol of Remembrance and should not be affixed with any pin that obstructs the Poppy.

The American Legion will have booths set up at Rays Applemarket and Tasty Pastry in Clay Center on Friday and Saturday from 7-3, where you can pick up a poppy to wear for Memorial Day. Donations will go towards future veteran projects.

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