In Memorial Hospital No. 90, at Muskogee Okla. This veteran has three dependents, who were being aided by local charities until he was able to help them himself by making the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary poppies. He is unable to make them entirely by himself, but depends on assistance from his buddies in the ward with him..
No. 2 Group of patients making American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary poppies in Memorial Hospital No. 90 in Muskogee, Okla. These boys are all maintaining their wives and children by making poppies while they are here in this hospital receiving treatment.
The Poppy program is the American Legion Auxiliary’s oldest program. For more information, visit our website at http://www.alaforveterans.org/what_we_do/mission_outreach_programs/Pages/Poppy.aspx
JEEP FLOAT WINS PRIZE — This little Jeep, decorated by members of the Read-Whisler Unit No. 78, won first prize for the most attractive float in the Fall Festival Parade in Bloomfield, Iowa. Two shades of green crepe paper covered the Jeep and on the hood was a huge red poppy. The inscription “Lest We Forget” was made of small red poppies left over from the Unit’s Poppy Day last May. (Photo caption from a newspaper.)
Verl Lowery of Anaheim, CA, a pulmonary patient at the Long Beach Veterans Administration Hospital, shows Donna Groubert of Samuel Thomas Unit No. 326, assistant (left) and Arlene Schultze of William Charles Orr, Jr. Bell Unit No. 120, manager, how patients are making 205,375 poppies for the Deptartment of California’s annual sale on May 21-22. Altogether, there were 30 patients working on this project and they completed the assignment in just six and a half weeks.