Veterans of Foreign Wars
Proudly Sponsors - Buddy Poppy Day
The VFW organized the first nationwide distribution of Buddy Poppies ever conducted by a veterans organization in May, 1992. Immediately thereafter, the poppy was adopted by the National Encampment held in Seattle, Washington during August of that year as the official memorial flower of the Veterans of Foreigh Wars of the United States of America. Today, VFW Buddy Poppies are assembled by disabled, needy, and aging veterans in VA Hospital, State Veterans Homes and Domiciles across the country. The majority of proceeds derived from each campaign conducted by VFW Post and their Ladies Auxiliaries is retained locally to provide for veteran services and welfare. The minimal assessment (cost of Buddy Poppies) to VFW units provides compensation to the veteran's rehabilitation and service programs, and partially supports the VFW National Home for orphans and widows of our nation's veterans. Buddy Poopy proceeds represent no profit to any VFW unit. All the money contributed by the public for Buddy Poppies is used in the cause of veterans welfare, or for the well-being of their needy dependents and the orphans of veterans.
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