To the editor:
The members of the Daniel Simpson American Legion Auxiliary Elburn Unit #630 wish to thank the community for their generosity toward our Poppy Days on May 22.
Your show of support for this important program is greatly appreciated. We would also like to thank the Legion volunteers who put in hours on the streets. Legionnaires – Dan Kolzow, Peyton “Buzz” Wheeler, Tim Kolzow and his wife Laura McNeece, Harley Veldhuizen, and Norm Welker.
Many thanks go out to the area businesses that allowed us to be inside or outside of their buildings. They include Ream’s Meat Market, and Rise and Dine. Thank you for all courtesies extended to our volunteers. A special thank you this year to Rise and Dine who donated a portion of their sales on May 22 for the Poppy program.
All the proceeds of Poppy Days go towards Veterans and their families. Elburn Auxiliary has donated over $2,600 dollars to Veteran’s programs this past year. The Elburn Unit hopes to continue to help with the needs of our Veterans who have and are currently giving so much for our country. We hope everyone enjoyed their Memorial Day and took some time to reflect on the reason for the holiday…remembering those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Robin Harley and Mary Coffey, Poppy Chairs
Daniel Simpson American Legion Auxiliary Unit #630, Elburn