May 28 is National Poppy Day
May 28 is National Poppy Day. The red poppy symbolizes the bloodshed
protecting Americans' freedom. Handcrafted red poppies have been worn
by Americans since World War 1 to honor those who served and died for
our country in all wars.
Poppies are handcrafted by veterans with the assistance of unpaid
volunteers. A veteran who donates five to six hours assembling the red
crepe poppies can make as many as 2000, to 3000 poppies a week.
More than 5.5 million dollars has been raised from poppies, 100% of the
money raised is used to support veterans and their families. Poppies
are distributed by American Legions and American Legion Auxiliaries;
a donation is asked for the poppies - they are not for sale.
You can get your poppies at any American Legion.
Poppy coloring books that tell the story of the Poppy and the Poppy poem "In
Flanders Field The Poppies Blow" are also available by contacting
Terri Knight -email@example.com or Anna Radell Weaver