The Livingston County Board of Supervisors has proclaimed May 27 as National Poppy Day throughout the County.
The day honors service members, veterans, military families, and all service members who have died in the name of liberty, freedom and democracy. The poppy serves as a symbol of freedom and the blood sacrificed by troops in wartimes. County officials encourage local residents to don poppies this Friday to show their support for the nation’s military, past and present.
“This is one of the many ways we in Livingston County honor and pay tribute to our nation’s military heroes for their service and sacrifice,” said Livingston County Veteran Services Director Jason Skinner. “Along with recognizing days like these, the County Veteran Services office proudly supports our local veterans throughout the year by advocating for them and ensuring they have access to the services they need.”
To learn more about Veteran Services in Livingston County, visit their website.