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Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 4:00 am

Members of American Legion Auxiliary Oro Valley Unit 132 understand the sacrifice members of our armed forces have made to preserve the freedom enjoyed by all Americans. To honor our fallen heroes, auxiliary members will wear a red “remembrance” poppy as a sign of their appreciation on Memorial Day weekend.

The American Legion Auxiliary “remembrance” poppy is a symbol of the price of war and the sacrifice of so many.

The 800,000 members of the American Legion Auxiliary, the world’s largest patriotic service organization of women, are asking every American citizen to wear a poppy in observance of Memorial Day, Monday, May 26.

The poppy also honors the hospitalized and disabled veterans who make the red, handcrafted flowers. The poppy continues to provide a financial and therapeutic benefit to those veterans who construct them, as well as benefiting thousands of other veterans and their families by the donations collected from poppy distributions.

Join American Legion Auxiliary Oro Valley Unit 132 in recognizing the sacrifice of veterans by making a donation to the poppy fund and by wearing a red “remembrance” poppy this Memorial Day weekend.

The Unit will distribute poppies on May 23, 24, and 25, at Walmart, Oro Valley Market Place and Fry’s Food Store, 10661 N. Oracle Road.

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