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.
Hello to all of you my fellow comrades I am writing this to let everyone know of a situation that needs our immediate attention and support from all that can see this message. We will be conducting a special election on Thursday August 3, 2023, at 6:30 pm at the War Memorial building in Daly City, Ca. This meeting is being held in order to replace missing officers whom for whatever reason of their choice decided to leave the post. Post 8750 is currently under suspension because of these actions and if we are unable to fill these positions, we will lose our charter and be merged with another post. Old Glory 8750 has a 100 yr. Plus legacy in the Daly City community which needs to remain alive and vibrant and with everyone's efforts we can continue on that path. This meeting will both be live and virtual in order to accommodate those that cannot be there in person.James Montano is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Topic: James Montano's Zoom MeetingTime: Aug 3, 2023 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Best regards,James E. MontanoService Officer/Past Quartermaster 8750
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