Creston Mayor Gabe Carroll has proclaimed Saturday, May 23, to be Poppy Days in Creston.
WHEREAS, in the battlefields of Belgium during World War I, poppies grew wild amid the ravages of war;
WHEREAS, the overturned soils of battle enabled the poppy seeds to be covered; allowing them to grow and forever serve as a reminder of the bloodshed of war;
WHEREAS, the poppy is a symbol of the price of war and the sacrifice of millions;
WHEREAS, the poppy is worn in honor of the millions of Americans who have willingly served and who are currently serving our nation, all to many of whom have made the ultimate sacrifice;
WHEREAS, the poppy also honors the hospitalized and disabled veterans who make these red, handcrafted flowers;
WHEREAS, the American Legion Auxiliary Creston Unit 70 joins the nation in paying tribute to all those dedicated people who served their country in time of war, and especially those who are disabled;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gabriel Carroll, Mayor of Creston, Iowa, do hereby proclaim Saturday, May 23, 2020, as Poppy Days in Creston, Iowa.
Signed May 19, 2020, Gabriel Carroll, Mayor of Creston, Iowa.