Kerrville Mayor Holdsworth proclaimed May 25th "American Legion Memorial Poppy Day."

The proclamation urged all citizens to honor the World War dead by wearing the American Legion and Legion Auxiliary memorial poppy on that day and to aid the war’s living victims by contributing to the Legion and Auxiliary welfare funds.

Part of the approximation reads: “From the battle front in France our returning soldiers brought the poppy as the symbol of sacrifice and the memorial flower of the dead. Each year on the Saturday before Memorial Day the men of the American Legion and the women of the American Legion Auxiliary ask us to wear this flower in tribute to the Nation’s fallen defenders and to give in exchange for the flower a contribution to aid the war’s living victims.

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