American Legion Post 283 Auxiliary Poppy Program 2020

Join our Post #283 Auxiliary in recreating Flanders Fields

In May, the Auxiliary will recreate Flanders Fields on Post 283 grounds. With each donation, a pinwheel poppy will be placed on display near the shelter house in honor of a loved one who has fallen or in support of a current military member who has worn our nation's uniform. Poppy pinwheels will be placed the week before Memorial Day and remain on display until June 1st. Suggested donation price for each poppy is $5. All funds raised will go towards Post #283 Auxiliary Poppy Fund in support of Veterans.

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row.
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields.