The American Legion Northeastern Auxiliary Unit 459 Poppy Museum & Flowers of Remembrance EST. AUGUST 2009
Curator: Margo Forrester - American Legion Auxiliary
As a past American Legion Auxiliary President and Poppy Chairperson, I have become somewhat fond of the poppy and what it stands for. It is a symbol that "We remember" our veterans' sacrifices.
My friends and family know my passion for poppies, since that is where the idea for this museum came from. My sister e-mailed me a picture of actress Angelina Jolie wearing a poppy, commenting "Look who's wearing a poppy!" (picture displayed on page 2.) As I examined it, I realized it wasn't one of our American Legion Poppies. I discovered it was the Royal British Legion Poppy.
That inspired me to see if other countries had Legions and poppies. I discovered there were! I contacted the different countries' organizations and started to collect their version of the poppy. It warms my heart to see several countries honor and help their veteran heroes.
The American Legion Poppy program is one of the oldest and widely recognized Auxiliary programs. Veterans assemble the poppies for a small wage, the Auxiliary purchases them and distributes them for donations. The monies raised are spent exclusively on veterans and their families. This program also promotes awareness and respect for our veterans by educating our membership and the public. - Margo Forrester
THIS MUSEUM IS DEDICATED TO ALL VETERANS PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE FOR THEIR SACRIFICES. WE ARE THE LAND OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE!
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The American Legion Auxiliary - United States
American Legion Auxiliary Poppy
Veterans of Foreign Wars - United States
VFW "Buddy" Poppy Special Edition VFW September 11, 2001 "We Remember" Poppy
Disabled American Veterans - United States
Department of Veteran Affairs - Australia
Remembrance Day Poppy Poster 2009
The Royal Canadian Legion - Canada
Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Quarter
The Royal British Legion - Great Britain
Royal British Legion Poppies Royal British Legion "Legionline" cards and Remembrance Cross
The Royal British Legion - Scotland
Royal British Scotland Legion Poppies Royal British Scotland Legion Poppy and Remembrance Cross
The Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association - New Zealand
The RSA poppy on RSA poppy scarf
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AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY - POPPY ART
Poppy print by Art Fronckowiak reminiscent of Flander's Fields
A.L.A. National President's American Legion Auxiliary
Poppy "Hope" Pin 2008-2009 Unit Handbook
Poppies Around Us
Another famous poppy field - The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Building mural located on Monroe & Ann Street - Grand Rapids, MI
Poppy mural at Birds Market in Howard City, MI
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