Members of the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary will be distributing red crepe paper poppies in exchange for donations across the community on May 9-10. All of the money collected goes to directly support service members, veterans and their families through the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary outreach programs.

Poppies symbolize the sacrifice of US service members killed while protecting our nation. Wearing the flower demonstrates a person’s dedication to honoring those fallen heroes and in support of our military, veterans and their families.