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Poppy Day proclaimed
Effort supports veterans' causes
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Members of the American Legion Post 307 and its Ladies Auxiliary are presented with a proclamation from Cumming Mayor H. Ford Gravitt and the city council denoting Nov. 10 as Poppy Day in the city. - photo by Crystal Ledford

Nov. 10 has been declared Poppy Day in the city of Cumming.

Members of the American Legion Post 307 and its Ladies Auxiliary received a proclamation denoting the day during the Cumming City Council meeting Tuesday night.

Red poppies are a symbol of veterans who served and died for the country.

Each year for Poppy Day, the auxiliary sells paper poppies at various locations around the Cumming area to raise funds for various veterans’ causes.

In past years, the proceeds have gone to send supplies to U.S. military personnel serving overseas, as well as to visit patients and provide supplies at the VA nursing home and hospital.

According to information provided by the post and auxiliary, Christmas at the VA is their favorite project.

The effort helps hospitalized veterans select Christmas gifts, wrapped and ready, for their families.

On the last day of the “shop,” they open the doors to homeless veterans.