Traditional Buddy Poppy for Memorial Day

Image      We cherish too, the Poppy red
                That grows on fields where valor led,
    
                It seems to signal to the skies
                That blood of heroes never dies.
               
Written by Moina Michael in 1915. With that, she wore a poppy and sold them to friends. Later, Madam Guerin, of France, visited the United States and learned of the custom. When she returned to France, she started making artificial red poppies to raise money for orphaned children and widowed women. In 1922, she approached the VFW and they began selling them in 1924 as "Buddy Poppies."
   
Locally, the VFW will sell poppies this week and weekend. They are made by our veterans at the Domiciliary. 

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