The American Legion and Auxiliary began selling poppies to raise funds for veterans and their families in 1921. The first poppies were made of silk by French widows and orphans following World War I.
The North Fork Valley will have Memorial Day services in Paonia, Crawford, Hotchkiss and Somerset.
On Sunday, May 27, the American Legion Lynch-Cotten Post #190 will hold a service in the Crawford Cemetery beginning at 11 a.m.
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