May is Poppy Month and on Friday, May 11, the Emmett Ryan Unit #36 of the American Legion Auxiliary will be honoring the men and women of America’s Armed Forces.

The poppy is a symbol of honor and remembrance for sacrifices made, both in the past and present, by our men and women in the Armed Forces.

Wear a poppy with pride and encourage others to do the same.

Did you know that the American Legion was the first national organization to adopt the poppy as its national memorial flower? This was done at the national organizing convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sept. 27-29, 1920.  The auxiliary then adopted it at its organizational convention the following year in Kansas City.

Please support all veterans by purchasing the red poppy.

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