Receiving poppies from Libby Reel, president of the David Milo Wright American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 0030 are (top photo) Chief Deputy Barry Taylor of the Lincoln County Sheriffâ€™s Office, (middle photo) Amy Grant and Jeff Thomas of Community CafÐ¹ and (above photo) Terry Saine of Saineâ€™s Ace Hardware. Other recipients included Lincolnton mayor Bobby Huitt; Sheriff Tim Daugherty; registrar of deeds Elaine Harmon; Bud Holt of Holtâ€™s Restaurant; Terry McCorkle of B-B-Q King; and finance officer Leon Harmon, who is also a Legionaire. Contributed
The annual Memorial Day weekend poppy days conducted by the David Milo Wright American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 0030 runs Friday and Saturday. The members will be at N.C. 27 West at the Bi-Lo and Wal-Mart on Generals Boulevard from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. selling poppies.
Proceeds from the sale of the red crepe paper poppies go towards programs to assist disabled and hospitalized veterans and their families, including Gold Star mothers. This yearâ€™s goal is to raise over $700.
The poppy is a nationally known symbol of sacrifice and is worn to honor the men and women who served and died, and those who continue to serve their country in all wars.
The auxiliary also requests that at 3 p.m. on Memorial Day that everyone please pause for a moment to remember Americans who died in the nationâ€™s wars. Promoted by the White House Commission on Remembrance, this simple gesture is intended to put the true meaning back into this most special of holidays.
by Special to the LTN