Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars (4452) and its Ladies Auxiliary will be distributing Buddy Poppies in front of EconoFoods from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. on May 15 and May 18. Poppy Chairmen, Duane and Cheryl Hermanson, state that the proceeds from Poppy distributions are to be used to benefit disabled and needy veterans and the widows and orphans of deceased veterans.
What better way to help our veterans in the community than by distributing this little flower of remembrance. We encourage everyone in town to stop by EconoFoods and get a Buddy Poppy to help honor the memory of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
In 1923, Veterans of Foreign Wars became the first veteran's organization to promote a nationally organized campaign for the annual distribution of Poppies, which are assembled by disabled or hospitalized veterans. Nationally more than 14 million Poppies are assembled today and VFW and Ladies Auxiliary members raise more than $15 million annually from the distributions.