The Buddy Poppy, unlike the California State Flower, is red. Since 1915 then during WWI, the red poppy has grown wild on the battlefields of France, Belgium and the Turkish battlefields on the peninsula of Gallipoli. In November of 1919, Miss Monia Belle Michael, an American Women, on duty at the YMCA Overseas War Secretaries’ Headquarters in New York, read Canadian Army, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae’s poem entitled “In Flanders Field”, also known as “We Shall Not Sleep”. On that day she vowed always to wear a red poppy of Flanders Field as a sign of remembrance. Also on that day Monia wrote a poem entitled, “We Shall Keep the Faith”. Since 1920 the red Memorial Poppy has been known as the United States’ National Emblem of Remembrance
Coming home doesn't mean the battle is over. With over 10 times the amount of veterans lost to suicide than to combat operations in the same time period, there has never been a more important time to TAKE A STAND and DO something to support our veterans!! If you or someone you know is suffering from PTSD, we have people that have shared a similar experience and are ready to help.
I would like to inform all members of a meeting change in July of 2019. The meeting will be changed to the 19th which is a week later from our normal meeting time. We are changing this time due to the availability of the post meeting location. Please adjust your schedules accordingly and thank you for your understanding
...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.
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We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother. - William Shakespeare
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. - John 15:13