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Poppy Offering

Poppies, Flags & Stars

Every year starting the month of May you will see our Post members at various locations offering Poppies, US Flags and Stars, or you might see a poppy canister at a local retail store where you can take a poppy, and make a donation. The monies collected for the poppies, flags and stars; must go to assisting veterans and cannot be used by the Post internally. So please, help our veterans in need, by donating and accepting a poppy, flag or star!

Also please show your appreciation of our fallen, by wearing that poppy on National Poppy Day, which is the Friday before Memorial Day each year.

Flanders Field Poem - ©

2022 Annual Poppy Drive

May 1, 2022 is the start of our Annual Poppy Drive. You will begin seeing our canisters at local Pittsford businesses, our manned Poppy Donation Tables at the Pittsford Dairy, Powers Farm Market and the Schotland Family YMCA. Please help us exceed last year's donations. The money goes to organizations that assist veterans and does not stay at the Post.

May is our Annual Poppy Drive month. You will begin seeing our Rayson-Miller Post 899 members manning donation tables at Pittsford Dairy, Powers Farm Market and Schottland Family YMCA. You will recognized our members as they will be wearing Pittsford Rayson-Miller Post 899 hats and some will be wearing American Legion uniforms. We want to make sure you know who we are and be able to identify our Post 899 members. You will also see our canisters at local businesses thoughout the Town of Pittsford.

Last year's Annual Poppy Drive was one of the best in Rayson-Miller's history because of the generosity of the Pittsford community. The Pittsford community truly cares for our veterans in need. Because of your generosity we were able to assist organizations that directly help our veterans. 100% of the money you donated goes to assist veterans, NO MONEY is kept or used for the benefit of our Post.

We have three methods to donate to our 2022 Poppy Drive

At Our Manned Tables

Poppy Donation Table

Credit Card via PayPal

Our Canisters

RM-899 Poppy Donation Canister

2021 Poppy Donations Results

This year's, 2021, Rayson-Miller Post 899 Poppy Drive was a huge success. We broke all previous records thanks to our wonderful donors. We also would like to thank the businesses that allowed us to put our Poppy Canisters on their counters, which were also very successful.

Our heartfelt thank you also goes to the businesses that allowed us to set up our Poppy Donation tables: Pittsford Dairy, Powers Farm Market and the Schottland Family YMCA.

Where Does the Money Go

100% of all money donated to the Rayson-Miller Post 899 Poppy Drive each year goes directly to assisting our veterans, military and their families. This year's donation checks were presented at our 100th Year Anniversary Celebration where each organization's representative gave a presentation on their organization to our audiance. Checks were presented to:

Canandaigua VA Volunteer Services
Robin Johnson accepting check

Robin Johnson - Canandaigua VA

Canandaigua VA Monies donated are used to purchase needed items to benefit homeless Veterans programs, to include food/refreshments.

Honor Flight Rochester
Jeff Gould accepting check

Jeff Gould - Honor Flight Rochester

Honor Flight Rochester is free to all American veterans. Monies donated are used pay for the costs of these trips to Washington DC so that all veterans may see the monuments dedicated to their service.

Lap Robes for Veterans
Nancy VanApeldoorn accepting check

Nancy VanApeldoorn - Lap Robes for Veterans

Lap Robes for Veterans supply; individual veterans, veterans in nursing homes, hospice and area hospitals such as Monroe Community Hospital, veterans from Honor Flight Rochester, Gold Star and Blue Star Mothers and more; with a lap robe as a thank you for their service.

PGRNY - Help On The Homefront
Donna Barnes accepting check

Donna Barnes - PGRNY Help On The Homefront

Help on the Homefront (HOTH) is a volunteer outreach program of Patriot Guard Riders of New York, Inc., which assists our military heroes and their families that reside in New York state. The two programs under the HOTH umbrella assists US Armed Forces veterans who are in need.

Our Thanks

As a small token of our thanks for allowing us to setup Annual Poppy Drive donation tables at their businesses; Pittsford Dairy, Powers Farm Market and the Schottland Family YMCA were presented our Appreciation Plaques by Poppy Chairman Danny Barnes and Vice Commander Dean Taylor.

Veterans Supporting Veterans Patch

Veterans Supporting Veterans

In 2016, the Rayson-Miller Post 899 began its formal initiative of Veterans Supporting Veterans. This initiative follows the mission of the American Legion, helping veterans. Monies raised by the Post under this initiative are used to support veterans in need in our community. Rayson-Miller Post 899 raises funds for its community youth programs and felt that this initiative to assist our veterans should also be made a formal program of Post 899.

Veterans Shaking Hands

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Rayson-Miller American Legion Post 899 supports the community's youth programs and our initiative of Veterans Supporting Veterans with donations.

Please consider donating today!

For any generous donation of $25 or more receive this beautifully embroidered 4 inch patch as our Thank You gift.

Rayson-Miller Post 899 is a 501(c)(19) not for profit organization. Your donations are tax deductible.

Veterans Supporting Veterans patch