The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #148 will be working in conjunction with The Veterans Group of Philadelphia, Delaware Valley Stand Down and local homeless veterans this year.
They will be walking just ahead of the parade collecting the following items for HOMELESS and TRANSITIONING VETERANS in Bucks County and Philadelphia: men’s NEW underwear (cotton boxers preferred) colored T-shirts sizes S-3XL, socks and travel sized personal care items, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, bleach, coffee, sugar and powdered creamer.
In the event of rain, please drop your donations at Post #148, 115 W. Richardson Avenue, Langhorne.
The American Legion Auxiliary adopted the poppy as its memorial flower in 1921. In 1924, the American Legion Auxiliary in conjunction with the American Legion instituted the national Poppy Program.
The Pennsylvania American Legion Auxiliary Poppy is now the ONLY handmade hospitalized veteran poppy including all other states and organizations.
The Poppy Program is a win, win program when it comes to benefiting veterans.
Hospitalized veterans assemble the poppies and those poppies are counted and shipped to the American Legion Pennsylvania Headquarters.
The American Legion Family will then purchase the poppies for distribution for donations. Those donations MUST go back into programs for disabled or hospitalized veterans.
So when you see an American Legion member distributing Poppies this May remember your donation helped the veteran that assembled it and will continue to benefit needy veterans.