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Veterans Gainfully Employed Making Poppies

Post 102  Anoka, Minnesota

January 1, 1940

["Veterans Gainfully Employed Making Poppies." Anoka Union 01 Jan. 1940: Print.]

Only Veterans receiving little or no government compensation are offered poppy employment, with preference going to those having families to support. The men are paid on the basis of the number of poppies produced and the number which can be produced per man per day is limited to conserve their strength and to spread employment as widely as possible. Besides providing much needed money, the poppy work fills pleasantly otherwise empty hours and helps promote recovery.

Money contributed for the flowers on Poppy Day goes into the welfare funds of the American Legion and Auxiliary, helping support the vast program carried out continuously for disabled veterans, their families and the families of the dead.