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American Legion Auxiliaries announce poppy sales

American Legion Auxiliary Units #168 Glenwood City, #330 Wilson, and #404 Emerald are privileged to offer the Poppy to the public, donations received help support the veterans and their families.

For more than 90 years, the American Legion Auxiliary has distributed the memorial poppy to remind Americans that millions sacrificed their lives and health to keep our nation free.

During WWI, the poppy flourished on the battlefields of Flanders Fields among the shelled buildings and bomb-scarred landscape. Like the blood that was shed there, its brilliant red bloom became a sign of hope and renewal. For those who would never leave, those who had given their lives, it is a perpetual memorial to their bravery.

The American Legion Auxiliary poppy is handmade by veterans who receive a small stipend for each poppy made. Memorial poppy contributions are devoted entirely to rehabilitation and assistance for veterans and their families. On behalf of those veterans, thank you for caring, and thank you to local business places that allow the Auxiliary to place poppy containers with them.