The American Legion Family Brings National Poppy Day to Your City The red poppy is a symbol of sacrifice made in service to our country; The American Legion Family asks all to wear a poppy leading up to Memorial Day
A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/ugaemVdkqyA
Every year around Memorial Day it is a familiar sight. Someone wearing a red poppy. But do you know why it is worn? The red poppy is a nationally recognized symbol of sacrifice that is worn by Americans and citizens of allied nations since World War I to honor those who served and died in all wars.
Wearing the flower on National Poppy Day®, May 28, 2021, pays tribute to the fallen and the future of living veterans, active-duty military personnel and their families.
Led by the American Legion Auxiliary, each year members of The American Legion Family distribute poppies with a request that the person receiving the flower make a donation. The funds raised are used to assist veterans who have medical needs.
On the Friday before Memorial Day, May 28th, wear a red poppy to honor the fallen and show your support for the living who have worn our nation's uniform.
All donations received will be used by The American Legion Family for their programs that support veterans, the military community and their families.
Nicole Clapp, American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) National President and James W. “Bill” Oxford, National Commander, The American Legion 2019-2020, partnered with YourUpdate TV and D S Simon Media on a nationwide media tour to discuss the importance of National Poppy Day and how everyone can get involved.
How to Participate
There are many ways individuals and groups can help bring greater awareness to this symbolic flower, honor our fallen and support the living heroes on National Poppy Day®, May 28, 2021.
EVERYONE CAN HELP
Anyone can participate in National Poppy Day®. Here are a few simple ways:
- Wear a red poppy all day and tell everyone why.
- Distribute poppies to friends, co-workers and family and tell everyone why.
- Collect donations at your workplace to give to the Poppy Program. CLICK TO BUY A COLLECTION CAN
- Tell the story on Facebook of who you are wearing your poppy to remember or support on National Poppy Day®. Don’t forget to tag us! #PoppyDay #LegionFamily
- Accept a poppy and make a donation if you see a member of The American Legion Family in your neighborhood distributing poppies.
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