Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes)

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Jerrill Ewing
N & J Lake Properties, LLC - Eatonton, GA
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yes I remember that.

May 25, 2020 02:46 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

I never knew it. 

May 25, 2020 06:45 PM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

I vaguely remember veterans selling them on street corners selling them for veterans charities... and you wore the poppies on your lapel, or hung them from your rear-view mirror in support of the military.

May 25, 2020 03:12 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I may be too young to remember that, or too Californian...poppies are our state flower and you can't pick them, it's illegal...so maybe they never did it here?

 

May 25, 2020 02:49 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Yes & I did not see any veterans selling them as I buy them every year. Wonder what happened?

May 25, 2020 01:55 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Was not there at that time.

May 25, 2020 06:27 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Yes Will, I do remember poppies being sold in front of grocery stores and malls and the Lady Elks would also sell them for their scholarship program.

May 25, 2020 04:28 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      Yes.  There was a lady in my hometown of Venice who sold poppies on Memorial Day for a dime (for donations to American Legion or some group).  My grandmother told me that the woman's husband had died in World War I; the tradition was from the poppy fields of Belgium.   

     We moved to Brevard, NC when I was 12 years old, and everybody in town wore them on Memorial Day.  Same story - they were cloth poppies on a wrapped wire stem; they were sold to raise money for the American Legion.

     But somewhere in time the tradition of the poppies faded away (at least for me).  I don't see them anymore.

May 25, 2020 01:12 PM
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Merv Edinger & Associates
Remax Nova - Halifax, NS

In Canada, the veterans / legion members sell poppies to be worn on Rememberance Day. Money from the official poppy campaign goes into a trust and provides assistance to veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces and the RCMP and their families. #WeWillNeverForget

May 26, 2020 05:46 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I do know that and, that the American Legion brought National Poppy Day® to the United States by asking Congress to designate the Friday before Memorial Day, as National Poppy Day. On May 22, wear a red poppy to honor the fallen and support the living who have worn our nation's uniform.

In Flanders Fields - National Poppy Day broadens a tradition that dates back to the American Legion Auxiliary's first National Convention in the early 1920s when the red poppy was adopted as The American Legion Family's memorial flower. Today, it remains an iconic symbol of honor for the sacrifice of our veterans.

May 25, 2020 09:10 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Will,

I thought that poppies were sold (not fresh ones) for November 11th...A

May 25, 2020 03:20 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I do remember poppys on Memorial Day.

May 25, 2020 01:24 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Definitely.

May 25, 2020 01:14 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I may have worn one and not known?

May 25, 2020 12:30 PM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I remember purchasing poppies to wear as an adult when we came across people selling them but not much else... 

May 26, 2020 05:27 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Absolutely, used to be someone selling them on every corner. And, most people on the street were wearing one.

May 26, 2020 05:19 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I remember getting them when we were out. You gave a donation to get one

May 26, 2020 05:11 AM
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Will- I remember the read poppy!!!  I haven't seen them in years. 

May 25, 2020 03:54 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Yes, I do, Will. 

May 26, 2020 06:28 AM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

yes I do

May 25, 2020 02:53 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I have a vague memory of it however no specific recall.  

May 26, 2020 07:55 AM
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Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

I did not know that.  I enjoyed reading about it on the string.  Thanks for reminding us.

May 26, 2020 06:34 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

A tradition that has slipped away and would be hard to have resurrected this year.

May 26, 2020 09:15 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

In Canada, the poppy is the official symbol of remembrance. It was adopted as such in 1921 and it is to be worn during the two weeks leading up to 11 November, Remembrance Day.
The Royal Canadian Legion, which has trademarked the image, suggests that poppies be worn on the left lapel, or as near the heart as possible.

May 26, 2020 09:30 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Absolutely I remember that  My husband has one tucked in his framed "Army" plaque on his wall that has his ribbons and awards.  He lost a lot of friends in desert storm. 

May 26, 2020 01:16 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I don’t remember this

May 26, 2020 09:59 AM
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Byron K . Jones
Coatesville, PA
List Today - Sold Tomorrow!

Yes, I remember as a young boy, my grandfather (ww I) vet would take me to the local VFW and then we would go out selling the poppy for people to wear to the Local Parade..have not seen them for years now

May 27, 2020 08:15 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

They always used to sell them at the Post Office here but it's been a few years since I've seen them Will Hamm .

May 26, 2020 02:09 PM