American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Days will be held this Friday and Saturday in Warren County. Residents will be asked to wear a poppy in appreciation of veterans.
Days are set aside each year in observance of Poppy Day.
“This is a voluntary tribute to our dead and disabled servicemen,” said American Legion Post 173 poppy chairperson Pauline Webster. “By accepting one of these poppies from a member of the American Legion Auxiliary or other volunteers we aid the living victims of past wars.”
Poppies grew in the battlefields of France and Belgium where American servicemen have fallen during world wars. In the years following the first world war, the poppy came to be recognized as nature’s tribute to the war dead, and it was soon adopted as the American Legion and Auxiliary’s official memorial flower.