Buddy Poppies sold in town
May 19, 2003
Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2627 and its helpers will be selling Buddy Poppies on May 24 at the Main Post Office and at many of the major stores on May 24-25 throughout South Lake Tahoe.
According to Post Commander Richard Hughes, “VFW by-laws require that the proceeds from our sales of Buddy Poppies must be used to benefit disabled and needy veterans and the widows and orphans of deceased veterans right here in the community.”
The members of the VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary raise more than $15 million annually from the sale of Buddy Poppies. VFW’s more than 2.1 million members include veterans of WWII, Vietnam and the Korean War; veterans from military actions in Haiti, Somalia, the Persian Gulf, Grenada, Panama, Lebanon and Iraq; and expeditionary and occupation forces.
When you seen the VFW members and their familiar red poppies, show your gratitude to America’s veterans — buy and wear a Poppy.