For over 90 years, the American Legion Auxiliary has sponsored Poppy Days to remind us that millions have sacrificed their lives and health to keep our nation strong and free.
Last week, Miss Poppy and the chairperson of the Poppy Program distributed poppies in the downtown business area. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, volunteers distributed poppies at the grocery store and local banks.
The poppy, which grew wild on the battlefiel of Flanders Field, became the symbol of sacrifice which soldiers endured in World War I.
Molly Sell, this year’s Miss Poppy, visits with Verona Staker, Audrey Babinat and Arlene Schmidt last Wednesday. Below, Sell presents a poppy to Pete Holden, mayor of Traer.
The memorial poppy contributions are devoted entirely to rehabilitation and assistance for veterans and their families.
Please wear the little red poppy with pride and devotion for a veteran.