Poppy Day is May 20
Wed, 05/18/2022 - 1:53pm admin
Cresco Mayor Brenno donates first
CRESCO - American Legion Auxiliary volunteers will distribute the familiar red, handcrafted poppies honoring America’s war dead on Friday, May 20.
Planned to coincide with the Memorial Day holiday, the annual event pays tribute to those veterans who have died, and it also honors the millions of Americans who have willingly served their country.
It also honors veterans, with all proceeds from the distribution invested in local programs for the benefits of the veteran and his/her family.
Each poppy is made by our Veterans at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. The public is given an opportunity each year to help in the significant work of the American Legion Family, as well as an opportunity to pay tribute to all who died in service, as well as those that are here, by wearing a poppy.
This year’s Poppy Co-Chairs are Wilma Mohs and Barb Zak.
Who Will Wear A Poppy?
Who will wear a Poppy on our Poppy Day?
“I will,” says the mother. “For five boys who went away.”
Who will wear a Poppy to honor those who fell?
“I will,” said the doctor. “I’ve some memories of that hell.”
“I will,” the welfare worker says. “I know what Poppies do for widows of our veterans and their helpless children, too.”
“I will,” each War Veteran says. “There are close ties that bind each one of us to help the rest, the crippled and the blind.”
“I will,” says the preacher. “I don’t believe in war; but I do believe in healing wounds, that’s what the Poppy is for.”
No single one replies “I won’t.” Instead, each with a thrill, we hear each good American say when asked to wear, “I WILL!”