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The American Legion Northeastern Auxiliary Unit 459 Poppy Museum & Flowers of Remembrance EST. AUGUST 2009 

Curator:  Margo Forrester - American Legion Auxiliary

     As a past American Legion Auxiliary President and Poppy Chairperson, I have become somewhat fond of the poppy and what it stands for.  It is a symbol that "We remember" our veterans' sacrifices.

     My friends and family know my passion for poppies, since that is where the idea for this museum came from.  My sister e-mailed me a picture of actress Angelina Jolie wearing a poppy, commenting "Look who's wearing a poppy!" (picture displayed on page 2.)  As I examined it, I realized it wasn't one of our American Legion Poppies.  I discovered it was the Royal British Legion Poppy.

     That inspired me to see if other countries had Legions and poppies.  I discovered there were!   I contacted the different countries' organizations and started to collect their version of the poppy.  It warms my heart to see several countries honor and help their veteran heroes. 

     The American Legion Poppy program is one of the oldest and widely recognized Auxiliary programs.  Veterans assemble the poppies for a small wage, the Auxiliary purchases them and distributes them for donations.  The monies raised are spent exclusively on veterans and their families.  This program also promotes awareness and respect for our veterans by educating our membership and the public. - Margo Forrester

THIS MUSEUM IS DEDICATED TO ALL VETERANS PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE FOR THEIR SACRIFICES.  WE ARE THE LAND OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE!

CLICK ON EACH ORGANIZATION'S LOGO FOR THEIR WEBISTE OR MORE INFORMATION!

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 AuxiliaryColorEmblemHiRes-full.jpg  The American Legion Auxiliary - United States

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American Legion Auxiliary Poppy

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VFW_logo.jpg Veterans of Foreign Wars - United States

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                                 VFW "Buddy" Poppy               Special Edition VFW September 11, 2001

                                                                                       "We Remember" Poppy

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 DAV_logo.jpg Disabled American Veterans - United States

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DAV "Forget-Me-Not"

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australia_DVA_logo.gif  Department of Veteran Affairs - Australia

 

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 Remembrance Day Poppy Poster 2009

 

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Canadian_Legion_Logo.gif  The Royal Canadian Legion - Canada

 

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                          Royal Canadian Legion Poppy         Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Quarter 

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 British_Legion_Logo.jpg   The Royal British Legion - Great Britain

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                        Royal British Legion Poppies            Royal British Legion "Legionline" cards

                                                                                       and Remembrance Cross

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RBL_Scotland_Logo.jpg    The Royal British Scotland Legion - Scotland

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Royal British Scotland Legion Poppies            Royal British Scotland Legion Poppy and

                                                                                             Remembrance Cross

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 RSA_Logo.jpgThe Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association - New Zealand 

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The RSA poppy on RSA poppy scarf

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CLICK ON EACH ORGANIZATION'S LOGO FOR THEIR WEBISTE OR MORE INFORMATION!

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 AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY - POPPY ART

 

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Poppy print by Art Fronckowiak reminiscent of Flander's Fields

 

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                    A.L.A. National President's                      American Legion Auxiliary

                 Poppy "Hope" Pin 2008-2009                          Unit Handbook

 

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Poppies Around Us

 

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Another famous poppy field - The Wizard of Oz (1939)

 

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Building mural located on Monroe & Ann Street - Grand Rapids, MI

       

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Poppy mural at Birds Market in Howard City, MI 

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