Poppies remind us of the ones that served

June 26, 2014

Dear Editor,

From the battlefields of World War I, weary soldiers brought home the memory of a barren landscape transformed by wild poppies, red as the blood that had soaked the soil. By the miracle of nature, the spirit of their lost comrades lived on. The poppy became a symbol of the sacrifice of lives in war, and represented the hope that none had died in vain. The American Legion Auxiliary Poppy has continued to bloom for the casualties of the past wars, its petals of paper bound together for veterans by veterans, reminding America each year that men and women who have served and died for their country deserve to be remembered. May God Bless those who fought and died, the families they left behind and all servicemen and women who are defending our country as we speak.

The Clare-Farwell American Legion will be selling Poppy’s on July 13, 2014 in the cities of Clare, Farwell and surrounding areas at stores, gas stations and many other businesses in show of our support for our area Veterans. We would appreciate if you would publish this in the paper in the next couple issues.

Thank you very much,
Sally Pletzer,
Auxiliary President
Clare-Farwell American Legion

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