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American Legion Auxiliary Unit #174 to distribute poppies on Remembrance Day

  • Mary Mooberry (right), president of American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 174, stands before the Charles City Council on Monday, May 6, to request a proclamation for Poppy Day in Charles City. Alongside Mooberry is Elsie Ferguson, representing District No. 4 of the American Legion Auxiliary in the state of Iowa. Press photo by Kelly Terpstra

  • Mary Mooberry, left, and Elsie Ferguson stand in front of Mayor Dean Andrews as he proclaims Friday, May 24, as Poppy Day in Charles City. Press photo by Kelly Terpstra

To The Press

Today (Friday, May 24) is Poppy Day, in Charles City as well as across America.

American Legion and Legion Auxiliary members will distribute poppies around Charles City today at various businesses.

The red poppy is a nationally recognized symbol of sacrifice, worn by Americans since World War I to honor those who served and died for their country in all wars. It reminds Americans of the sacrifices made by veterans while protecting America’s freedoms.

All donations received through the sale of poppies are used by the American Legion for programs that support veterans, the military community and their families.