For most Americans, Memorial Day signifies the beginning of summer and an opportunity for remembrance of those who have served our country during times of war and peace.
Do you know that only seven veterans at the Grand Rapids home for Veteran’s make all the poppies for the whole state of Michigan? They can earn $60 for each thousand poppies made. In one case, a veteran usually made 2,000 poppies a week, thus helping him with additional expenses.
Poppy contributions meet the continuing needs of our veterans and should be the concern of every American who values his or her freedom. One hundred percent of the contributions go to our veterans/Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.
The American Legion Auxiliary promotes the poppy as a symbol of the many sacrifices of life and health that our military have made and is a symbol to open people’s hearts for our vets. So when you see a “poppy” person, please contribute by caring and sharing.
Poppies are also available at the American Legion Post 102 (Rockford) and will be available at the Rockford cemetery entrance, at the parade on Memorial Day, and through mailings to all members of the Rockford Post 102.