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American Legion, VFW donate flags, poppies to French Hospital Medical Center

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Posted at 3:00 PM, Nov 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-11 18:00:23-05

American Legion San Luis Obispo Post 66 and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2814 donated American flags and poppies to veterans and active-duty military patients at French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo on Wednesday.

More than 500 poppies were donated by the VFW and 130 flags were donated by the American Legion to be distributed to patients over the next few days.

The donations will also be shared with Arroyo Grande Community Hospital and Marian Regional Medical Center.

After poppies flourished in Europe following World War I, they came to symbolize the blood shed during battle there, and the red poppy is the official flower of the American Legion.