Welcome To The LEGION Bytes Page!
This page features bits & bytes of interesting information collected through my love of history-
military & historical events that have, and continue, to shape our lives today. If you have an interesting piece you have written about please cosider submitting it to me to post on the site.
Thank you for stopping by!
Jacque Dorazio, ALA member, Post 154 web designer
I walked passed the original beautiful painting many times while residing in Youngstown Ohio. I discovered the painting's interesting history while writing for a monthly entertainment publication in Ohio.
The poppy became the official flower of the American Legion September 27, 1920 in Cleveland Ohio.... thanks for learning
- Jacque Dorazio
After WWI the poppy flourished in Europe. Scientists attributed the growth to soils in France and Belgium with increased lime deposits from rubble left by the war. The red poppy symbolized the blood shed by soldiers who fought and continue to fight for us.
. . . Perhaps you have an interesting story you would like to share with me or add to the previously written
accounts through time....please email me! email@example.com
In 2017 the National American Legion family succeeded in establishing, through Congress,
the Friday before Memorial Day as National Poppy Day.
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VETERANS DAY PARADE
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A Series On Life Paths Of Veterans And Military History
Four Chaplains Day
Read About Why The Senate In 1998 Established To Commemorate
Read About This Path Of Determination By Civilain Mariners To Maintain The Safe Waters That Surround US-
Read About These Featured Courageous Canines WWI thru 2012-
Below Are Monthly Highlights Of Notable Military Events and Links To Stories Of Interest For Each Month