Annual Poppy campaign benefits needy veterans
Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 6172 and its Ladies Auxiliary will be distributing Buddy Poppies at Hy-Vee, Fareway, and Walmart starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23rd in Alta and the 24th in Storm Lake.
According to Post Commander, Clint Hoferman "VFW By-Laws require that the proceeds from our distribution of Buddy Poppies must be used to benefit disabled and needy veterans and the widows and orphans of deceased veterans right here in the community."
In 1923, the VFW was the first veterans organization to promote a nationally organized campaign for the annual distribution of Poppies assembled by disabled or hospitalized veterans. That tradition continues today, with VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary raising more than $15 million each year with Buddy Poppies.