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American Legion poppies return to support veterans

 


American Legion volunteers are back at various businesses in Goldendale for their annual poppy promotion from now through Veterans’ Day, Nov. 11.

The volunteers will be distributing the familiar red, hand-crafted poppies. Each nine-piece poppy is made by veterans for veterans in auxiliary-sponsored poppy shops that supplement physical and psychological therapy needed by hospitalized and disabled veterans.

The poppy is never sold but given in exchange for donations, with all proceeds from the distribution invested in local programs for the benefit of veterans and their families. By wearing the paper poppies, the public is given the opportunity to pay tribute to all who died in service t...



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