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VOL. 35 NO. 17 APRIL 27-MAY 3, 2001 40 Cents
MAY IS POPPY MONTH
More (lHanJi Sym6oC...Ji SaCute to Veterans
May is the start of our spring and summer. It is our time for fun & frolic. But remember it is also a time of honoring the
men and women of our armed forces who gave their lives for their Country. By wearing the Poppy on Memorial Day it is our
Nations way of saying we will never forget them.
The American Legion Aux. Archie McCord Unit #86 of Bethpage announces that the Poppy drive will take place
during the entire month of May.
The Poppy was adopted as the Memorial Flower at the first convention of the American Legion Auxiliary in 1921.
A HOSPITALIZED YET
Thanh Yovt for Caring
In my time of need
As I Create each poppy,
with each red leaf
I remember our fallen Heroes
with a heart full of grief
Each Poppy is made with
loving care, a symbol of love
from our hospital chair
Some of our Poppy's are perfect
in size* others are made
by some very disabled guys
The Poppy was chosen because it represents the small Poppies that blossomed on the battle fields of France after World
By wearing the Poppy, we show our respect and pay tribute to those Veterans who gave their lives during all our wars.
The Poppies are hand-made by Veterans in Auxiliary-sponsored Workshops. The Craft supplements physical therapy needed by
the hospitalized and disabled Veterans. The Auxiliary provides the materials and the volunteers who distribute them. The Veterans
are paid a small amount for each flower.
The monies collected are used for the rehabilitation of the Veterans, Child Welfare Activities and Children and Youth Programs.
All donations are voluntary.
Remember those who gave their lives, those who are injured and maimed, those who still need our help.
Hvtt remember the Poppy is
QOD's special gift
to remember oxir Heroes
who never came bach
JLooh at each Poppy with
a special thought
It represents the face
of each one who fought
Each Poppy represents A Soldier.
Sailor or Marine
who gave their lives
for this great land
A R C H I E
Bethpage Joan Poppe