The Huntsville American Legion Auxiliary Charles Collins Unit #381 is proud to announce Kathleen Overberger, 10, from Bay Village, Ohio, as Miss Poppy. She is the daughter of Erik and Diana Overberger and the granddaughter of Mike and Susie Wallace of Huntsville.
The unit is also proud to announce Charlie and Georgia Booher, children of Kyle and Ally Booher of Bellefontaine, as Little Poppy Prince and Princess.
The Huntsville American Legion Auxiliary Charles Collins Unit #381 and friends will be out in the area on Saturday, Armed Forces Day, with veteran-made poppies to ask residents if they will wear a poppy in remembrance of our veterans who have sacrificed to protect our freedom and to support programming for veterans and their families.
Funds from the previous year’s poppy distribution were used to sponsor a free Veteran Fishing Day at Indian Lake for residents of the Dayton VA hospital. The unit also serves Veterans Day meals for the Logan County Fair, helps with Veterans Day programming, offers flag etiquette classes for grades K-4 at Indian Lake Schools, and sends over 300 Veterans Day cards each year.
“Honor the fallen and support the living” is the motto used in poppy distribution. This little flower came to symbolize the blood shed during WWI and has since become the official flower of The American Legion family to memorialize the soldiers who fought and died during WWI.
For information regarding becoming involved, contact President Nicki Trout at [email protected].