CUMMING, Ga. — Members of the Cumming American Legion Ladies Auxiliary recently received the Poppy Day proclamation by the Cumming City Council.
The Council also presented proclamations recognizing Nov. 11 as Poppy Day and the entire month of November as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Representatives of the American Legion Ladies› Auxiliary accepted the Poppy Day proclamation, which noted that «millions have answered the call to arms and have died on the field of battle; and therefore it›s important for a nation at peace to be reminded of the price of war, which is recognized by the memorial flower.»
Forsyth Family Haven Board President Marie Dinsmore and board member Cumming Police Deputy Chief Aletha Barrett accepted the Domestic Violence Awareness proclamation. Dinsmore said every 15 seconds a woman is battered in the United States while some 4,336 Forsyth County victims and their children received crisis intervention and advocacy services from the organization during the past year.