To the Editor,

National Poppy Day is May 28th as poppy day is always the Friday before Memorial Day. The motto of the poppy sales is “Honor the fallen and support the living.”   The poppy is the official flower of The American Legion Family.  The poppy came to symbolize the blood shed during battle.  This focus occurred after the death and destruction of World War I especially in the battle fields of Belgium and France and made famous by the poem, In Flanders Field.    

The Deer Creek American Legion Auxiliary Post 283 has recently sent out letters to area businessman in the Deer Creek and Henning areas to support the poppy sales. Henning does not have an auxiliary so this post includes women from Deer Creek, Henning, Ottertail, Wadena, and Parkers Prairie who want to support the future of veterans, active military personnel and their families in this area.  Due to the pandemic, we will not be offering poppies on the street.  If anyone would like to contribute to the needs of our veterans, please send your donation to PO Box 158, Deer Creek, MN.  Thank you.

Deer Creek American Legion Auxiliary Post 283

Jeanette Polzine,