May is National Military Appreciation Month
Remember - Honor - Support
May 26 - National Poppy Day
The red poppy is a nationally recognized symbol of sacrifice worn by Americans since World War 1 to honor those who served and died for our country in all wars. It reminds Americans of the sacrifices made by our veterans while protecting our freedoms. On September 27, 1920, the poppy became the official flower of the American Legion Family to memorialize the soldiers who fought and dies during the war. In 1924, the distribution of poppies became a national program of the American Legion.
May 29 - Memorial Day
Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United Stes for honoring and mourning the U.S. military personnel who have died while serving in the United States armed forces.