Poppies to Remember

Posted On: Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Poppies to Remember

National Poppy Day® is May 24th this year.

Poem written by guest blogger Anne Marie Fuller, American Legion Auxiliary member of James McDermott Unit 172 in California


From Flanders Fields in WWI,

The poppy’s work is not done,

May we never forget; not even one.



For the blood red poppies represent,

A remembrance of what it meant,

And the price that was spent.



The poppies still flourish like new snow,

Even though the harsh winds of yesterday may blow,

The flowing blankets of poppies still grow.



Today the poppies are silently worn,

By our heroes who continue to mourn,

As a new generation is born.



In years to come, the poppies will live on,

As each morning brings a new dawn,

For the memory of the fallen will never be gone.

ALA Mission

In the spirit of Service, Not Self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security.