Letter: You helped our vetsThe American Legion Auxiliary Unit 121 of River Falls thanks everyone who donated for poppies during the month of May.
By: Jeanne Williams, Roberts, Unit 121 Poppy Chairman, River Falls Journal
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 121 of River Falls thanks everyone who donated for poppies during the month of May.
Dick’s Fresh Market, Econo Foods and Shopko provided space for us on Poppy Day, Friday, May 18.
Each year American Legion Auxiliary volunteers distribute millions of red crepe paper poppies in exchange for contributions to assist disabled and hospitalized veterans.
The veterans who make the flowers are able to earn a small wage which helps to supplement their incomes and makes them feel more self-sufficient. The physical and mental activity provides many therapeutic benefits for the veterans.
The poppy has become a nationally known and recognized symbol of sacrifice and it is worn by Americans to honor those who served and died for their country.
Donations received by Auxiliary volunteers for the poppies are used exclusively to assist and support veterans and their families.