Poppy Day is May 25 Poppy Day will be Friday, May 25, in Vermillion.
The American Legion Memorial Poppy is a personal tribute to those who gave their lives for our country. It also honors living veterans.
In South Dakota, the poppies are made at the VA hospital in Hot Springs. Veterans are paid for making these poppies. To some of the veterans, this is the only income they have for canteen, books or personal needs.
Once a year the local American Legion Auxiliary seeks donations in exchange for each poppy.