Time For The Poppies! It's Memorial Day Weekend and the Poppy Project Is Beginning.

by Donna Brown May 26, 2017

Amrican Legion Poppy Project

I saw a post on Facebook that caught my interest about the American Legion and their Poppy Project.

While the post did not have an original author that I could track down, I was completely amazed and enlightened as to why those incredible men from the American Legion do a Poppy Drive on Memorial Weekend.  What is the meaning and why a Poppy?

Today, I was reading the newspaper and saw a local post that stated that members of the American Legion would be at a local grocery store kicking off their Poppy Project Fundraiser.  We frequently attend our local American Legion's events, such as breakfast and their Chicken BBQ fundraisers but I was curious as to how this particular fundraiser started and why the Poppy was a symbol used in their fundraiser.  A Facebook Post that was floating around caught my eye a while back and I believe that it deserves reposting.  Here is an excerpt of the story that I saw that taught me the meaning of the Poppy Project.

 

"A lovely military man selling poppies was asking people to please re-position the poppies that they were wearing. He said that women should wear their poppy on their right side. The red represents the blood of all those who gave their lives, the black represents the mourning of those who didn’t have their loved ones return, and the green leaf represents the grass and crops growing and future prosperity after the war destroyed so much. The leaf on the poppy should be positioned at the 11 o’clock to represent the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the time that WWI formally ended.  He was worried that the younger generations wouldn’t understand this and his generation wouldn’t be around for much longer to teach them.
God Bless our Soldiers and their loved ones."

---author unknown

I'm including a link to the American Legion Flag and Emblem online store where merchandise can be purchased that directly benefits our past and present servicemen and servicewomen.  Please consider purchasing:   AMERICAN FLAG AND EMBLEM ONLINE STORE 





Donna Brown
Donna Brown

Author

Donna Brown is the owner of The Missing Piece Puzzle Company and is passionate about making high-quality custom jigsaw puzzles "Made In America FAST".
Her love of the product shows in every puzzle that she makes.
A retired teacher of Special Needs students and a widowed Mom to an amazing son with Autism, life tends to be like a puzzle with each piece an important part of who Donna is.

www.themissingpiecepuzzlecompany.com


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in The Missing Piece Puzzle Blog

How to do an Adoption Fundraiser - How we created one successfully with A Personalized Puzzle

by Donna Brown September 18, 2019

Are you looking for a unique adoption fundraiser?  Adoption fundraising can be fun and creative, all the while is memorable with a custom photo jigsaw puzzle.  Have each of your donors sign a piece of your adoption puzzle and frame it for your new family member to cherish forever.

View full article →

The Perfect Gift For Grandparents on Grandparents Day.

by Donna Brown August 15, 2019

Grandparents Day is fast approaching and is a beautiful holiday that is celebrated the first Sunday in September.  But what is Grandparents Day and how did Grandparents Day start?  We've got you covered for the perfect gift that your Grandparents will cherish and adore, not to mention will have fun with for years.

View full article →

Are Puzzles Good For Dementia Patients?

by Donna Brown August 06, 2019

In any stage of Dementia or Alzheimer's, puzzles are said to ease some of the symptoms and provide stimulating comfort to the patients, as well as provide a sense of control.  Puzzles, especially custom photo puzzles, can reawaken memories in patients and improve mental speed and thought processes.

View full article →

Photo Requirements

PIXEL

(scroll right on mobile)

PRINT SIZE
RESOLUTION 4"x6" 8"x10" 16"x20" 20"x30"
320 x 240  OK Bad Bad Bad
640x480 Good Bad Bad Bad
800x600 Very
Good
Bad Bad Bad
1024x768 Excellent OK Bad Bad
1280x960
1 MP
Photo
Quality
Good Bad Bad
1536x1180 Photo 
Quality
Very
Good
Bad Bad
1600x1200
2 MP
Photo 
Quality
Very 
Good
OK Bad
2048x1536
3 MP
Photo 
Quality
Excellent OK OK
2240x1680
4 MP
Photo 
Quality
Photo 
Quality
Good OK
2560x1920
5 MP
Photo 
Quality
Photo 
Quality
Very 
Good
Very 
Good
3032x2008
6 MP
Photo 
Quality
Photo 
Quality
Excellent Very 
Good
3072x2304
7 MP
Photo 
Quality
Photo 
Quality
Excellent Excellent