Herman Kent Post 777 American Legion Auxiliary will be distributing poppies Friday and Saturday at Brigiotta's Farmland Store, Brigiotta's Greenhouse and the Celoron Post Office.
Poppy Day has become a familiar tradition in almost every American community. This distribution of the bright red memorial flower to the public is one of the oldest and most widely recognized programs of the American Legion Auxiliary.
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 our wars, its petals of paper bound together for veterans by veterans, reminding America each year that the men and women who have served and died for their country deserve to be remembered.
Poppies are not sold by volunteers; they are "distributed" for donations. Donations received by Auxiliary volunteers for the poppies are used exclusively to assist and support veterans and their families.
Any members of Herman Kent Post 777 who are available and would like to help distribute poppies should call Patti Leake at 483-0234.