May proclaimed as Poppy Month in memory of our veterans

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Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson proclaimed May as Poppy Month in a presentation held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 1 at the Atlantic County Library’s Pleasantville branch, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Pictured from left are Audrey Robinson, president of the American Legion Auxiliary, Mainland Post No. 81; Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson and Miss Poppy Day Se’renity Smith, 6, of Galloway./Submitted Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson proclaimed May as Poppy Month in a presentation held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 1 at the Atlantic County Library’s Pleasantville branch, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Pictured from left are Audrey Robinson, president of the American Legion Auxiliary, Mainland Post No. 81; Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson and Miss Poppy Day Se’renity Smith, 6, of Galloway./Submitted PLEASANTVILLE _ Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson proclaimed May as Poppy Month in a presentation held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 1 at the Atlantic County Library’s Pleasantville branch, 33 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

Levinson presented the proclamation to Audrey Robinson president of the American Legion Auxiliary, Mainland Unit No. 81 of Pleasantville and members of the auxiliary.

Following World War I, the poppy was recognized as a memorial flower for the American war dead. The American Legion Auxiliary has pledged to use proceeds from the sale of paper poppies constructed by hospitalized and disabled veterans for the benefit of our nation’s veterans and their families.


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