At their meeting Tuesday the Buffalo City Council Approved and Mayor Randy Dyess read a proclamation designating Frday, November 9th as “Poppy Day.”
Veteran's Day, Remembrance Day, Poppy Day, and Armistice Day have been observed in numerous countries since the end of World War I to remember those in their armed forces who died in the line of duty.
The day is observed on November 11th to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally ended "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month," but World War I officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919.
Edie Taffner, with the American Legion Auxiliary, said Poppy Day is an observance of veterans and their families.
The auxiliary will be out distributing poppies in Buffalo Friday, she said, an tells us more about their Poppy Day Program.