Remember the sacrifices of our Veterans

Once a year the American Legion Auxiliary seeks donations in exchange for poppies, the memorial flower of the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary. The poppy, a replica of the poppies that bloomed on the battlefields of France, are handmade here in Iowa at the Iowa Veterans Home by disabled veterans. A Poppy says remember – remember the sacrifices of our veterans – share this beautiful memorial flower- remember.

Thank you to the Marshalltown community for pitching in to help make our recent Poppy Days a huge success.

American Legion Auxiliary unit #46 appreciated the courtesy of Walmart, Hy-Vee, Fareway and Theisen’s in permitting volunteers from the Legion, Legion Honor Guard, Auxiliary and others to distribute poppies May 19, 20 and 21. Also thank you to Main Street Antiques and Hellberg’s Jewelers for the collection in cannisters at their businesses.

Thank you to Doo Dah’s for displaying our poppy window for a month. May we never take for granted the freedoms we enjoy.


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