L-R Commander Delbert Parsons, President Glena Rogers, and Mayor Jeff Cheney display National Poppy Day Proclamation.
The tradition of wearing a poppy began in 1920 when it became the memorial flower of the American Legion. This year, the American Legion and the Frisco City Council are continuing to bring attention to this symbolic flower by calling upon all Americans to honor the fallen and support our nation’s veterans, active duty servicemembers, and their families.
To highlight National Poppy Day, May 27, 2022, Mayor Jeff Cheney, on behalf of the Frisco City Council, presented a proclamation at their May 17 meeting to Delbert Parsons, Commander American Legion Post 178, and Glena Rogers, President Auxiliary Unit 178, and encouraged all citizens, residents, and visitors to join together in honoring every servicemember who has died in the name of liberty, freedom, and democracy while also showing their support for living veterans, servicemembers, and their families.
Post 178 will hand out poppies at two locations (Lowes at 2773 E. Eldorado Pkwy, Little Elm, TX 75068 and Frisco Gun Club at 6565 W. Eldorado Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75033) on May 27 and 28 from 9 am to 5 pm.
Wear a poppy the Friday and Saturday before Memorial Day as a reminder to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and as a symbol of hope for the generations to come who will answer our nation’s call to military service.