State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.
The malls. Grocery stores. You’ll find them there this time of year, proud military veterans that have served
Poppy days have arrived. Veteran soldiers lovingly assemble each nine-piece poppy to then offer for donations that are used exclusively to assist hospitalized and disabled veterans. The poppy’s bright red color symbolizes the bloodshed and sacrifices made by those who defended our country.
Poppies originated in the
McCrae’s poem inspired Athens, Georgia native Moina Michael to write her own poem pledging to keep the memory of fallen World War soldiers alive by wearing a poppy daily while working at a canteen at the YMCA in New York City. During November 1918, Moina Michael purchased a bouquet of poppies and gave them to a group of businessmen holding a meeting at the YMCA. All she asked was that they wear the poppies in honor of fallen American Soldiers.
On a visit to
Even before Madame Guerin began working her poppy magic, the American Legion reports, “In Milwaukee, Wisconsin in June 1919, a refreshment booth was decorated with poppies. It was stripped twice of the flowers. Patriotic Americans had taken them and left contributions on the counter. Volunteers collected the money and used it for the benefit of disabled veterans. Mrs. Mary Hanecy was a volunteer in
Millions of poppies are made and distributed by veterans every year. The small flower’s trademark is the Buddy Poppy, named for the diligent poppy makers and the memories of their friends never returning home from war. Silk flowers today are made by veterans in 11 different locations around the country, including
Offering the poppies is a self-fulfillment of the longtime motto of the Veterans of Foreign Wars: “To honor the dead by helping the living.” When you see these patriotic veterans out in your community, please consider a donation and wear your poppy as a demonstration of thanks and gratitude for soldiers service and giving their time and life for