VFW Auxiliary Post 2858 is to host Veterans Day Buddy Poppy Sale on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 from 9 am – 6 pm at Tiffin Rural King and Heritage IGA. For more information, call 419-448-9383.
It was during the 1923 campaign that the VFW evolved the idea which resulted in the VFW Buddy Poppy fashioned by disabled and needy veterans who were paid for their work as a practical means of providing assistance for these Comrades. This plan was formally provided for adoption to the 1923 encampment of the VFW at Norfolk, Virginia. Immediately thereafter the VFW Buddy Poppy factory was established in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where all Buddy Poppies for the 1924 sale were assembled by disabled veterans.
VFW Buddy Poppies continue to be assembled by disabled, needy, and aging veterans in VA Hospitals and domiciliaries across the country.
The VFW has made that trademark a guarantee that all Poppies bearing that name and the VFW label are genuine products of the work of disabled and needy veterans.
Buddy Poppy proceeds represent no profit to any VFW Post. All of the money contributed by the public for Buddy Poppies is used in the cause of veteran’s welfare, or for the well-being of their needy dependents and the orphans of veterans.