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Memorial Day Poppy Facts: DO YOU KNOW

 

May 23, 2018



THAT in the spring of 1919, amidst complete devastation, the poppies bloomed in abundance on the battlefields of France where so many of our men had fallen in battle, and that replica of this poppy has become the Memorial Flower of the American Legion Auxiliary?

THAT The American Legion was the first national organization to adopt the poppy as its Memorial Flower, having taken this action at the National Convention in Cleveland, September 27-29, 1920?

THAT the American Legion Auxiliary adopted the poppy as its Memorial Flower at its organizing convention held in Kansas City, in October 1921...



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