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. Wear a poppy to honor those who have worn our nation's uniform.
National Poppy Day is also a time to show your support for veterans. For example, hundreds of American Legion Riders rolled into Fairfax, Va. to spend Memorial Day weekend honoring fallen veterans and Gold Star families. A Friday night Poppy Ride and candlelight vigil at the Vietnam Memorial and a Saturday wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery was capped off with a lap around the National Mall during the annual Rolling Thunder ride.
All donations received will be used by The American Legion Family for their programs that support veterans, the military community and their families.