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May 24th 2024 is...

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA 92593-B

...National Poppy Day®

National Poppy Day Poppy

National Poppy Day is a tradition found in many countries around the world. The American Legion Family brought National Poppy Day® to the United States by asking Congress to designate the Friday before Memorial Day, as National Poppy Day®.

On the Friday before Memorial Day, wear a red poppy to honor the fallen and support the living who have worn our nation's uniform.

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 our country in all wars. It reminds Americans of the sacrifices made by our veterans while protecting our freedoms. 

Each year members of The American Legion Family distribute poppies with a request that the person receiving the flower donate to support the future of veterans, active-duty military personnel, and their families with medical and financial needs.

The American Legion is the largest U.S. wartime veterans service organization with 2.1 million members in nearly 14,000 posts in communities worldwide. Chartered by Congress in 1919, The American Legion is committed to mentoring youth, advocating patriotism, promoting strong national security, and devotion to service members and veterans.

 

                   

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Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Doug Dawes - Wonderful post and a thoughtful way to honor our deceased Veterans. This is a very special weekend for remembrance. Parents, teach your children. 

May 24, 2024 03:33 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Doug. We should show respect all year long and wear the red poppy proudly today. Enjoy your day.

May 24, 2024 03:57 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a good reminder to share. When I was a kid, we always had red poppies to wear. 

Have an outstanding weekend.

May 24, 2024 04:29 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Thanks for sharing, make it a great Friday and enjoy your long Holiday weekend!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

May 24, 2024 04:48 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 

The most important piece to your reply is "Parents teach your children"

May 24, 2024 05:39 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Wayne Martin 

You know, I am 100% onboard with with your thoughts about wearing a poppy each and every day

May 24, 2024 05:40 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Roy Kelley 

Now that you mention it, we always had poppies to wear when I was a kid too. 

May 24, 2024 05:41 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Bill Salvatore - East Valley 

This is a busy weekend for our Legion Post. Last evening we placed new flags on veterans graves. To day we will place flags on Revolution Era graves. Tomorrow is the Poppy Drive and memorial Day is Monday

May 24, 2024 05:43 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Doug... Sadly, I can't remember seeing anyone wearing a red poppy in more years than I can count. But I do remember being able to buy them and wear them in the 1950's when I was growing up.

May 24, 2024 05:50 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Doug,

I love your post and wish more would resurrect the tradition of wearing the red poppy proudly! I love that it represents honoring the fallen heroes and supporting the living who have worn our uniform. 

May 24, 2024 07:55 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Afternoon Nina Hollander, Broker 

Absolutely, poppies were always available. Our American Legion Post has our Memorial Day Poppy Drive tomorrow

May 24, 2024 09:40 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

These are traditions that have been followed for years and I do hope they continue, with vigor, going forward Dorie Dillard Austin TX 

May 24, 2024 09:41 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Doug- I do remember people wearing the red poppy but can't remember seeing this tradition in years. I wish we could bring it back as a nation to honor those who have fallen. 

May 24, 2024 06:59 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good AFternoon Kathy Streib 

I just got in from our American Legion Memorial Day Poppy Drive. You be surprised how many people donated but refused to take or wear a Poppy. As the veteran population declines we could see many things going away.

May 25, 2024 12:07 PM