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Poppy Day on its way

Special photo . Little Miss Poppy 2009 Grace Frazier reminds residents that the American Legion Auxiliary's annual Poppy Day is coming up on Nov. 7.

Special photo . Little Miss Poppy 2009 Grace Frazier reminds residents that the American Legion Auxiliary's annual Poppy Day is coming up on Nov. 7.

Little Miss Poppy 2009 Grace Frazier reminds residents that the American Legion Auxiliary's annual Poppy Day is coming up on Nov. 7.

Members of the auxiliary will be at various locations, receiving donations and asking residents to wear the familiar red, handcrafted poppy, honoring America's war dead.

Planned to coincide with Veterans Day on Nov. 11, the event honors the millions of Americans who have served their country and makes possible area programs that benefit veterans and their families.

Each nine-piece poppy is made by veterans in Auxiliary-sponsored Poppy Shops and supplements physical and psychological therapy needed by hospitalized and disabled veterans.

Tootles Tingler is chairman of this year's event. Grace is the daughter of Caleb and Erin Frazier and granddaughter of Glenn and Lura Whitaker.