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Polk City, Iowa

Mayor Morse Proclaims May 2017 as Poppy Month

by City Hall 5/9/2017


WHEREAS, America is the land of freedom, preserved and protected willingly and freely by citizen soldiers; and

WHEREAS, millions who have answered the call to arms have died on the field of battle; and

WHEREAS, a nation at peace must be reminded of the price of war and the debt owed to those who have died in war; and

WHEREAS, the red poppy has been designated as a symbol of the sacrifice of lives in all wars; and

WHEREAS, the American Legion Auxiliary adopted the poppy as its memorial flower which pays tribute to the war dead, and aids the living veterans and their families; and

WHEREAS, the American Legion Auxiliary has pledged to and will remind American’s annually of this debt through the distribution of memorial flowers.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jason Morse, Mayor of Polk City, Iowa, do hereby proclaim the month of May, 2017 as Poppy Month and ask that all citizens pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom by wearing the Memorial Poppy during this month.

Dated this 8th day of May, 2017


Jason Morse, Mayor



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