|VFW Post 3646 will conduct their Buddy Poppy sales
drive on May 26, 27, & 28, 2006 at the Walmart store on
American Legion Blvd in Mountain Home from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day.
VFW members can volunteer their time in support of this important fund
raising event by contacting Dale Smith, Post
all the flowers that evoke the memories and emotions of war is the red
poppy, which became associated with war after the publication of a poem
written by Col. John McCrae of Canada. The poem, "In
Flander's Field", describes blowing red fields among the
battleground of the fallen.
VFW was the first veterans' organization to adopt the poppy and develop
a national distribution campaign. For more than 75 years, the VFW's
Buddy Poppy program has
|raised millions of dollars in support of veterans'
welfare and the well being of their dependents. From the very
beginning, Buddy Poppy has received the support of the Veterans
Administration and the endorsement and cooperation of all presidents
since Warren G. Harding.
VFW Buddy Poppies are assembled by disabled, needy and aging veterans
in VA Hospitals and domiciliaries across the country and are sold at
VFW Posts and their Ladies Auxiliaries. The minimal assessment (cost of
Buddy Poppies) to VFW units provides compensation to the veterans who
assemble the poppies, provides financial assistance in maintaining
state and national veterans' rehabilitation and service programs and
partially supports the VFW National Home for orphans and widows of our
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