Celebrated in countries around the world. The American Legion brought National Poppy Day to the US by asking Congress to designate the Friday before Memorial Day as National Poppy Day.
The red poppy is a symbol of the blood shed during World War 1 and how the plant flourished after the war from rubble left by the war. On September 27 1920 the poppy became the official flower of the American Legion to memorialize soldiers who fought and died in the war, by 1924 the poppy became a national program by the Legion.
A poppy distribution will be available throughout the Cortland area with locations at:
-Price Chopper (9am -11am)
-P&C Fresh (9am – 11am)
Below Poppies will be available from 1pm to 6pm:
-Village Food Market (Homer)
-K&H (Little York)
-Dryden Bank (Homer Branch)
All the proceeds will stay local and help veterans in need.