Poppy Day helps veterans and their families

Dec. 5, 2011 at 6:05 a.m.

Editor, the Advocate:

On behalf of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 166, Victoria, I would like to thank all of the merchants who allowed us to distribute poppies at our recent Poppy Day.

A very special thank you is sent to Our Lady of Victory School Honor Society and their sponsor, Mrs. Meismer. You continue to help us every year, and we greatly appreciate it.

Also, thank you to all of our American Legion and Auxiliary members who gave of their time and effort to help with this project.

And last, thanks to all of you who made a contribution. Your donations will be utilized to help purchase Christmas gifts for veterans and their spouses who reside in the Victoria nursing homes.

It is truly a joy to see their faces light up when they receive these gifts. In addition, money is sent to Audie Murphy VA Hospital in San Antonio to help purchase items for the Christmas Store where the hospitalized veterans, who are unable to go shopping, shop for free for their family. We really appreciate your support in our efforts. This was the best year ever.

Maureen Armstrong, Auxiliary Unit 166, Victoria



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