Published On: Wed, May 24th, 2017

Poppy Day to be held on Friday

bserved on Friday, May 26. Members of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 326 will have poppies available in downtown Osmond and some businesses.
Chairman of this year’s Poppy Day, Lois Koehler, shares the following information about the poppy.
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National Poppy Day: An American
Legion Family Dream Come True
The American Legion Family will launch National Poppy Day on Friday, May 26, as a way to honor U.S. service members, from the battle fields of France in World War I a century ago to today’s global war on terrorism.
After World War I, the poppy flourished in Europe and quickly became a symbol of the sacrifices made by Americans and allied service members around the world. Soldiers returning from World War I brought home the flowers in memory of the barren landscape transformed by the sudden growth of wild red poppies among the newly-dug graves — unforgettably described in a memorial poem by Canadian Lt. Col. John McCrae:
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep,
Though poppies grow
In Flanders Fields.

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