TOLEDO CHRONICLE- (SPECIAL) The "Poppy" has been a Memorial flower of the American Legion Auxiliary since October 1921.
The American Legion Auxiliary pledges 100 percent of profits from poppy distributions goes to the Welfare Relief for all Service men and Service women and their families.
In 1924 the American Legion Auxiliary adopted the National poppy program to protect the poppy from commercialism.
Toledo American Legion Auxiliary member Patty Henle displays wreaths and arrangements of poppies which are now available for purchase. Henle said some of the uses for the special arrangements include store and office displays and grave memorial decorations. Proceeds benefit veterans.
This poppy is made from red crepe paper by Veterans in your state. There are more than 25,000,000 made each year for distribution during the month of May. More than $300,000 is paid to the needy and disabled Veterans who make them with more than $2,000,000 every penny, of the proceeds being devoted to the Veterans Affairs, Rehabilitation and more.
The public is given a chance every year to help pay tribute to all who have died in the service of their country by wearing a poppy on "Poppy Day."
The Toledo American Legion Auxiliary is also making Poppy wreaths for those who would like to place one on a headstone of a Veteran they personally know.
Maybe you would just like one to have to also help remember July 4th, Flag day, Memorial day or other occasions.
Call the Legion Post at (484-2960) or Patty Henle at (641-751-1865) with your request of a large or small wreath and we will accept your donation to a Veteran in return. Be sure to leave your name and phone number where we can reach you.
Be very proud of your Veterans. Display a poppy on your person, auto, home. Show them you really care.