NU Legion Auxiliary Wins Contests 15 Sep 11

The New Ulm American Legion Auxiliary recently took first place at the district level and second place in the state level for their Poppy Hat contest entry. The theme of the contest this year was “Words and Visions,” and new Auxiliary members Catherine Rossing and Kathy Hempel used that as their inspiration to honor the last World War One Doughboy, Frank Buckles, who passed away earlier this year. The winning Poppy Hat is on display at the New Ulm American Legion. The poppies are made by disabled veterans and promoted by the Legion Auxiliary to help other disable veterans.