Letters To The Editor Week Of 5/16/2022

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Poppy Days,
parade set
To the editor: Elmore Mayor Thomas Jackson proclaimed May 27 and 28 as Poppy Distribution Days in Elmore. Poppies will be distributed throughout the village.
We need your help to increase awareness about the memorial poppy and what it represents: a symbol of the price of war and sacrifice of millions.
The nearly 1 million members of the American Legion Auxiliary, the world’s largest patriotic service organization of women and men, are asking every citizen, as well as every elected and appointed official at the local, state and national level to wear a poppy on the observance of Memorial Day, Monday, May 30.
Wear your poppy proudly and join us Monday, May 30, for the annual Memorial Day Parade. The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. from Woodmore High School, in Elmore. The American Legion will also be having their famous chicken BBQ beginning at 11 a.m. at the Legion.
The poppy honors the hospitalized and disabled veterans who make these red, handcrafted flowers. The poppy continues to provide a financial and therapeutic benefit to those veterans who construct them, as well as benefiting thousands of other veterans and their families by the revenues collected from poppy distributions.
In the battlefields of Belgium during WWI, poppies grew wild amid the ravages of war.
We still recognize the sacrifice of our veterans and those serving our country today. Please help the American Legion Auxiliary honor these brave men and women by wearing a poppy on Memorial Day.
Marilyn M Metzger,
Poppy Chairman
American Legion Auxiliary Community Unit 279


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