American Legion Auxiliary members distributed poppies to local residents over Memorial Day weekend. The group thanks all who stopped and talked to the ladies as they offered poppies made by disabled veterans at the Tampa Bay VA Medical Center as a part of their rehab program. Each year 75 percent of the money collected will be used in Palm Beach County to help veterans or their families in a time of need. The Friday before Memorial Day is declared by the U S Congress as National Poppy Day. This year, it was celebrated on May 24.