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Poppies honor, aid vets

To the Editor:

On Nov. 9, members of the Fairmont American Legion Auxiliary Unit 36 will distribute poppies in Fairmont.

Veterans remember the wild flowers blooming in the devastated battlefields of France and Flanders.

The basic purpose of Poppy Days is to offer the American public an opportunity to honor those who have and are presently serving for our freedom. The poppy is a memorial emblem to show a personal tribute for the sacrifice that has been made for America by the dead and the living veterans.

The poppies are made by disabled veterans. This helps with rehabilitation for them.

All funds received are used for veterans programs in our area. Our veterans, our servicemen and women, and their families — it’s for them. They deserve it.

Bonnie McMurtry

Poppy chairwoman


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