How can a Legion post without an Auxiliary unit contribute to the Poppy Program?
Resolution No. 20, passed at the NEC Spring Meetings in May, made several changes to the long-standing veterans remembrance program organized nationally in 1924 and given over to the American Legion Auxiliary to run in 1925. But the Poppy Program has always been a Legion family event, and posts and squadrons have always been encouraged to work with their units on it.
Resolution No. 20 covers issues like where money raised from the program goes and who can manufacture poppies; but one Resolved clause states, “That The American Legion posts without an Auxiliary unit consider establishing a Poppy Program following the guidelines and procedures established by their department.” A directory of Legion departments can be found here. The Auxiliary’s Poppy Program page can be found here. And learn more about the program is changing due to Resolution No. 20 here.