National Poppy Day is May 25, 2018. It's a day of remembering those who have given their all in the defense of our American life. While the events of World War I have been the initiation of this memory day, the heritage does transcend all conflicts since in which our women and men have been challenged to serve.It is time for all Legionnaires and their loved one to take a few moments in memory. Don't forget to add a Poppy or two to your outfit. 100% of the monies donated go to helping veterans in need.
On May 18, 2018, several Legionnaires of Post 501 distributed poppies to the good people at the Wm S Middleton Veteran's Hospital, located here in Madison, WI. We had a table established just outside the auditoriam, from 9 AM until about 4 PM on that Friday. Several Legionnaires provided a willingness to donate their time, and some funds were raised. Join us again next year in celebration of our veterans being cared for in this excellent VA facility. We can always use another person sitting alongside in this support mission. Leave a message on the CONTACT US tab on the top of this page.
Click below to link to the poem written by Maj. John McCrae, a Canadian medical doctor, while serving on the Western Front, December 8, 1915.