Today is Buddy Poppy Day in honor of our nation’s veterans of the armed forces and Shirley Lueders with the local VFW chapter explains the importance of the Buddy Poppy…


The poppy movement was inspired by the poem “In Flanders Fields” written during World War I. Selling replicas of the original Flanders’ poppy originated in some of the allied countries immediately after the Armistice.

The poppies will be offered locally throughout the community today for donations to support the nation’s veterans.

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