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Mayor proclaims May 16 Poppy Day for Monroe, honors US armed forces
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MONROE - Mayor Bill Ross proclaimed May 16 as Poppy Day in the City of Monroe, in remembrance of those who died while serving in the United States armed forces. Connecting the visual image of the poppy with the sacrifice of service made by U.S. veterans has been an important goal of the American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Program since its inception in 1921. On Memorial Day and Veterans Day, millions of red crepe paper poppiesóall handmade by veterans as part of their therapeutic rehabilitationóare distributed across the country in exchange for donations that go directly to assist disabled and hospitalized veterans in our communities.

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