Benjamin A. Fuller American Legion Auxiliary Unit 64 will observe Poppy Day on Friday.

Benjamin A. Fuller American Legion Auxiliary Unit 64 will observe Poppy Day on Friday.
Auxiliary members will contribute the red crepe poppy that has been the official memorial flower of the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary.
The Poppy Program is the oldest and most widely recognized auxiliary program. Each year around Memorial Day, auxiliary volunteers distribute millions of red crepe paper poppies in exchange for contributions to assist disabled and hospitalized veterans. The program provides many benefits to the veterans and to the community.
Hospitalized veterans who make the poppies are able to earn a small wage, which helps to supplement their incomes and helps them to feel more self-sufficient. Poppies also remind the community of the past sacrifice and continuing needs of veterans. The poppy has become a nationally known and recognized symbol of sacrifice, and is worn and used by auxiliary members to honor the men and women who served and died for their country in all wars.