Chair: Kristi Hensley (209)
Past President's Parley
Chair: Diane Erickson (1)
Past President's Parley Scholarship
Chair: Susie Bozella (32)
PAST PRESIDENTS PARLEY HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
(Judged by the PPP Chairman and Committee)
• Applicant must be a direct relative of someone who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in the American Legion.
• Must be used for training in the field of a health professional. This includes, nursing, physical therapy, dental assistant, pharmacy technician, audiologist, chiropractor, EMT, home health care aide, etc.
This was previously called the PPP Nursing scholarship. However, a few years ago the scholarship was broadened to include other fields in health care. This scholarship has not had many applicants over the last few years. Please advertise it to your Junior Auxiliary members or other eligible students.
Permanent Membership (CO)
Chair: Roberta Morrow (193)
Order Poppy's Direct
American Legion Auxiliary
Dept. of Colorado
7465 East 1st Avenue, Suite D
Denver, CO 80230-6877 firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair: Nancy Diefenderfer (70)
100% funds go to VA&R.
"To elevate community awareness and respect for our veterans by educating our membership and the public about the poppy's significance and the financial benefit realized by our nation's veterans as a result of its distribution."
Typically on Memorial Day and Veterans Day, millions of red crepe paper poppies, handmade by veterans whenever possible as part of their therapeutic rehabilitation, are distributed across the country in exchange for donations that go directly to assist disabled and hospitalized veterans in our communities. The Poppy Program raises community awareness and respect for our veterans by educating Auxiliary members and the public about the symbol of the poppy, memorialized from a line in the poem “In Flanders Fields,” written on the battlefront during World War I by Col. John McCrae.
The financial benefit realized by our nation’s veterans as a result of poppy distribution is huge; annually, nearly 7 million poppies are distributed to units, raising nearly $2 million. In addition, making poppies allows disabled and hospitalized veterans to earn ancillary spending money. Children are also involved in spreading the poppy message by participating in the Poppy Poster Contest, which is held in local schools for students in grades two to 12. Meeting the continuing needs of our veterans should be the concern of every American who values his or her freedom. The Auxiliary promotes the poppy as a symbol of the sacrifices our military have made, a symbol to open people’s hearts and inspire them to donate.