The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 281 has declared Saturday, May 25, 2013, as their official poppy distribution day in Mt. Juliet. Displays will be set up at the Providence Kroger store and Auxiliary members will be on hand to distribute poppies, answer questions the public might have about the significance of the poppy and collect donations. Members of the Tyler Cates American Legion Post 281 will also be assisting.
The poppy program is one of the most important programs of the American Legion Auxiliary. The poppy became the official flower of remembrance for the American Legion Family in memory of the soldiers who fought in the battlefields of Belgium during WWI.
Crepe paper poppies are hand made by disabled or hospitalized veterans. Supplies to make the poppies are provided free of charge by the American Legion Auxiliary. These veterans are paid a stipend for each poppy they make.
Poppy donations received by each Auxiliary Unit are put into a separate fund to be used exclusively for veterans and the welfare of veteran families. Wearing a poppy can honor the sacrifices made by our service members while assisting the living. So please come by the Providence Kroger store on Saturday, May 25th and show your support between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.