Morrison-McFadden Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 and its Ladies Auxiliary will observe their annual Buddy Poppy Days, Nov. 6-12.
The sale of Buddy Poppies by the VFW has been officially recognized and endorsed by governmental leaders since 1922 as a way to fulfill the organization’s motto, “honor the dead by helping the living.”
The VFW Buddy Poppies are assembled by disabled veterans and are used exclusively for the benefit of disabled and needy veterans and widows and orphans of deceased veterans.
Great Bend Mayor Mike Allison has proclaimed Nov. 6-12 “Buddy Poppy Days,” and urged “the citizens of the community to recognize the merits of the cause by contributing generously to its support through the purchase of Buddy Poppies on the days set aside for the distribution of these symbols of appreciation for the sacrifices of our honored dead. I urge all patriotic citizens to wear a Buddy Poppy as mute evidence of our gratitude to the men of this country who have risked their lives in defense of the freedoms which we continue to enjoy as American citizens.”
The Buddy Poppies will be available throughout the town.
VFW Post 3111 and Auxiliary,