Mayor Hanus signs Tama poppy proclamation

Tama Mayor Brian Hanus recently signed the proclamation for poppy distribution to begin during the Lincoln Highway Days, coming up this weekend. Brenda Youngbear, American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Chairman, looked on and approved.

The proclamation reads as follows: “I, Brian Hanus Mayor of the city of Tama, Iowa, do hereby declare the month of May 2024 as the American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Month and Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18, 2024 as Poppy Days in the City of Tama. The red crepe paper Poppy is the symbol of the little red poppies that grew in the battlefields and graveyards in France during World War 1. These poppies remind us of the sacrifice our servicemen have given during World War 1, World War II, the Korean War, the War in Vietnam and the Wars of Panama, Granada and Desert Storm. All proceeds from the Poppy Distribution are used for the benefit of Veterans and their families in the local community. Brian Hanus, Mayor. Brenda Youngbear, Poppy Chairman, Attest — Jill Apfel, witness.”