National Poppy Day

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National Poppy Day debuts May 26

American Legion Auxiliary PoppyIn an effort to bring greater attention to the symbolism of the red poppy, we are embarking on a national effort to increase awareness and encourage community participation on May 26, 2017 – the inaugural National Poppy Day. The recognition of National Poppy Day broadens a tradition that dates back to the American Legion Auxiliary’s first National Convention in the early 1920s when the red poppy was adopted as The American Legion Family’s memorial flower. Today, it remains an iconic symbol of honor for the sacrifices of our veterans from the battlefields of France in World War One a century ago to today’s war on terror. ALA members distribute millions of poppies annually across the country in exchange for donations that go directly to veterans in our communities. Learn more.
Your participation is critical to ensure our first National Poppy Day is a success! Let’s provide U.S. citizens the opportunity to display or wear a poppy to remember the fallen and support our living heroes. Be sure to tag your social media posts using #PoppyDay and #LegionFamily! Use these resources to help spread the word:

Poppy-themed merchandise for purchase

The American Legion resources

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