City of Guthrie Friends,
The American Legion Auxiliary LeBron Unit 58 Guthrie, offers handmade poppies in return for a contribution. Unfortunately, with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided not to take to the streets or store fronts to distribute poppies this year, however, with a mailed in donation, a poppy will be sent in return.
We ask your support to not only remember those who gave their lives that we might enjoy Freedom, Freedom of Press and Speech, but to help those who were maimed and now remain in hospitals, nursing facilities, or their homes, as well as Veteran families in need.
The Flanders Fields poppy has become an internationally known and recognized symbol of the lives sacrificed in war and the hope that none died in vain. The American Legion Family called upon Congress to proclaim the Friday before Memorial Day as National Poppy Day, which was officially designated as such in 2017.
When The American Legion Family adopted the poppy as its memorial flower in the early 1920s, the blood-red icon became an enduring symbol of honor for the sacrifices of our veterans from the battlefields of France in World War I to today’s global war on terror. The American Legion Auxiliary raises about $4 million each year distributing poppies throughout the nation, with 100 percent of the funds raised going directly to help veterans, military, and their families.
Founded in 1919, the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) helps to advance the mission of The American Legion. It is the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization and one of the nation’s most prominent supporters of veterans, military, and their families. ALA members volunteer millions of hours annually, with a value averaging $1 billion each year. From helping to draft the GI Bill in 1944 to advocating for veterans on Capitol Hill, The American Legion Family has been instrumental in advancing legislation that improves the quality of life for our nation’s veterans. To learn more and get involved, visit www.ALAforVeterans.org
Please send your donation, tax deductible, to The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 58, PO Box 69 Guthrie, OK 73044. Make check payable to: ALA Unit 58.
Let us also remember our military personnel serving our country at this time. For God and Country,
Kim Vincent, Unit 58 Member