May 25th, 2018 was National Poppy Day which is a visual representation to honor the “sacrifice of service made by our veterans. On Memorial Day and Veterans Day, millions of red crepe paper poppies—all handmade by veterans as part of their therapeutic rehabilitation—are distributed across the country in exchange for donations that go directly to assist disabled and hospitalized veterans in our communities” (American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Program). Pictured is veteran Jerry Clark handing Poppies to Shannon Ellis and Jeff Feller.

Jerry Clark is currently the Commander for the American Legion Hughes-Pittinger Post # 26 for the state of Wyoming. Jerry served in the United States Army 1980 – 1998. Him and his wife, Sandy, have two daughters who have followed in their dad’s footsteps. Shayla served 8 years in the United States Army in the IT Department. Kelsey currently serving, 11 years in the Navy flying drones for the Navy Seals. Jerry’s dad, Jay Clark, served during the Vietnam War and his grandfather, Bill Adams, served during World War II. Jerry has military service in his family going back to the Revolutionary War.

Western Sugar thanks you for your service!

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