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Red Poppy: Celebrating 98th Year

Letter to the Editor

 

November 19, 2020



To the Editor:

I am writing to correct a math error in your Nov. 5, 2020, Veterans Day article, "Why a Red Poppy on Veterans Day.” The red poppy is celebrating its 98th year, given the August 1922 adoption of the red poppy by the VFW at its Seattle convention, which was its 99th year by the American Legion. Thank you for the article.

Stephen C. Metzger

Roaring Spring

US Army 1969-1972

Commander, Murray-Appleman Post 147 American Legion, established December 1922.

(Note: We too are celebrating our 98th year, while the American Legion celebrated its 100th Anniversary in 2019)

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