• James Townsend

VFW Post 4090 Running "Buddy Poppy" Program May 9 - 11

Post 4090 and the Auxiliary will be running the "Buddy Poppy" program May 9 - 11.

Locations and times are:

- Portland Federal Credit Union 9am - 3 pm Thursday and Friday. Saturday 9am - 12 noon

- West Side Party store - 9 am -9 pm Thursday, Friday. Saturday 9am - 1pm

- Tom's - 9 am - 7 pm, Thursday, Friday 9 am - 9pm. Saturday 9am - 3pm

A little history of Buddy Poppy.

"The oldest and the most historically significant program is the VFW "Buddy Poppy" program. Adopted in 1922, as the official memorial flower of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, as if remains today. Buddy poppies are assembled by disabled and needy veterans who would be paid for their work to provide them with financial assistance. Donations from the public toward Buddy Poppy distribution goes directly into the Veterans Relief fund at Post 4090 as directed by the VFW National By-Laws."

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