Letter: Thank you for supporting Poppy Days

To the editor:

The members of the Daniel Simpson American Legion Auxiliary Elburn Unit #630 wish to thank the community for their generosity toward our Poppy Days on May 21 and 22.  

Your show of support for this important program is greatly appreciated.  We would also like to thank the many Legion and Auxiliary volunteers who put in hours on the streets.  Legionnaires include Charles Coffey, Joanne Gabl, Tom Gush, Dan Kolzow, Tim Kolzow, Chris Mulvihill, HarleyVeldhuizen, Norm Welker and Buzz Wheeler.  Auxiliary Members include Kay Swift, Marleah Anderson, Diane Bobel, Marjorie Cybulski,and Mary Coffey.

Many thanks go out to the area businesses that allowed us to be inside o routside of their buildings. They include Ream’s Meat Market, Elburn Post Office, Dr. Kenneth Baumruck, The Corner Grind, Rise N Dine, Elburn Lion’s Club Bingo, and the Aurora Amvets.  Thank you for all courtesies extended to our volunteers.

All the proceeds of Poppy Days go towards Veterans and their families. Elburn Auxiliary has donated just over $2,000 to veteran’s 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.  

We hope everyone enjoyed their Memorial Day and took some time to reflect on the reason for the holiday…remembering those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Robin Harley and Mary Coffey, Poppy Chairmen

Daniel Simpson American Legion Auxiliary Unit #630, Elburn