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 you all in light of the current Corona Virus Pandemic we are all limited in the gatherings that we are allowed to have by our local government and i hope you all are doing well and are safe with your families. At the present time we have no foreseeable date for the next meeting where we are all able to gather together. While we all wait patiently for that to happen I will be scheduling a number of virtual meetings that will be put in the place of our regular meetings. I will be doing my best to make sure that all members have the proper link for you to access in order for you to participate. I would like to also to encourage you to follow all the safety precautions that have been put on all of us for the health of you and your families. We as a post will stand strong together and get through this and on behalf of all of the leadership we would like to say, "be safe and take care each other."
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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
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On behalf of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, I would like to take the opportunity to publicly thank Dr. Richard Stone for the outs...