Malta American Legion Auxiliary to distribute May Poppies
May 11, 2016
May is poppy month. The Malta American Legion Auxiliary will once again be distributing poppies in the downtown area during the month of May. Your donation is greatly appreciated. The local auxiliary retains half of the donations for local projects/veterans. Wear your poppy proudly.
A brief history of the poppy is as follows: "The poppy, which symbolizes freedom and the blood sacrificed by our troops during war, comes from the poem In Flanders Fields, written by LT. Col. John McCrae." The poem refers to the poppies that grew out of newly dug soldiers' graves during World War I in Eur...