Auxiliary to celebrate Poppy Day

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 21, 2015


The American Legion Auxiliary – Unit 80 will host Poppy Day on Sat., May 23.

Citizens of Andalusia will have the opportunity to honor their sacrifices and contribute to the continued needs of veterans Saturday at Wal-Mart, Winn Dixie and Veterans Memorial Park when members of the Auxiliary will be distributing bright red poppies. The poppy has become a nationally-known and recognized symbol of sacrifice to honor the men and women who served and died in all wars.

The poppy also honors hospitalized and disabled veterans who make the red, handcrafted crepe paper flowers.

Mayor Earl Johnson has proclaimed this Saturday “Poppy Day” in Andalusia.

The American Legion Auxiliary was founded in 1919, and boasts a membership of 850,000.