Letter: Poppy Days a success thanks to veterans

The members of the Daniel Simpson American Legion Auxiliary No. 630, Elburn, wish to thank the community for their generosity toward our Poppy Days on May 14 and 15.

Your show of support for this important program is greatly appreciated. I would also like to thank the many Legion and Auxiliary volunteers that put in hours on the streets: legionnaires, Commander Wiley Overley, Al Anderson, Jerry Lonigro, George Morris, and Lloyd and Marie DaMask; auxiliary members, Key Swift, Janet Herra, Kathy Jackson, Robin Harley, Marleah Anderson, Cheryl Krauspe and Carrie Petrie; and junior auxiliary member, Abby Bartel.

Many thanks go out to the area businesses that allowed us to be inside or outside of their buildings, Jewel/Osco, Mobil Gas, Elburn Kountry Kettle, Papa G’s, Ream’s Meat Market, Elburn Post Office, Walgreens, Blackberry Inn, and Metra. Thank you for all courtesies extended to our volunteers.

All the proceeds of Poppy Days go toward veterans and their families. Elburn Auxiliary donated more than $2,000 to veterans programs this past year. The Elburn unit hopes to continue to help with the needs of our veterans who have and are currently giving so much for our country. I hope everyone will enjoy their Memorial Day and took some time to reflect on the reason for the holiday—remembering our veterans.

Cara Bartel
Poppy Chairman
Daniel Simpson Unit No. 630
Elburn