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Auxiliary will offer poppies for sale

Published: Friday, May 16, 2014 1:07 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014 11:56 a.m. CDT

PRINCETON — American Legion Women's Auxiliary Unit 125 of Princeton will offer veteran-made red poppies on Friday and Saturday at various store fronts in the community.

The public is asked to be generous with donations so the veterans in our Illinois VA hospitals and nursing homes can receive the care they deserve. Unit 125 support four nursing homes in the area every month thanks to the poppy donations from the community on poppy weekend.

For poppy information, or to make a monetary donation to the program, contact Bernice Burke, chairman, at 2121 Crestview Drive, Princeton, IL 61356. Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Burke and in turn receive poppies by mail.

The red poppy is in history from the battlefields of France during World War I in 1919. More than 25,000,000 poppies are made each year by the disabled veterans and distributed by volunteers across the country during Memorial Day weekend.

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