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Make a donation and wear your poppy proudly

Published: Friday, May 23, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

Every year in May, the American Legion Auxiliary, along with the American Legion members throughout the country, pay tribute to our veterans by giving out Memorial Poppies.

The donations received go toward assisting our brave men and women who, through their sacrifice and dedication to our country, now need our support.

We need to be there for those who are disabled, for those in VA hospitals and nursing homes, like they were there for us. They made the ultimate sacrifice.

So please this year, when you stop to buy your doughnuts and other treats, stop and make a donation to show your gratitude.

Don’t look the other way. Thank heavens, our service men and women didn’t. Because of them today, we can enjoy the freedom we take so much for granted.

Look for us today and Saturday (May 23-24), and wear your poppy proudly.

Note to readers: Vicki Conderman and Darlene Hinkle are the Poppy Day co-chairwomen.

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