Memorial Day weekend poppy drive

The VFW Post 6785 Memorial Day weekend poppy drive at the Covington Walmart. Before Memorial Day in 1922, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) conducted its first poppy distribution, becoming the first veterans’ organization to organize a nationwide distribution.

The poppy soon was adopted as the official memorial flower of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, as it remains today.

The VFW Buddy Poppy program provides compensation to the veterans who assemble the poppies, provides financial assistance in maintaining state and national veterans’ rehabilitation and service programs and partially supports the VFW National Home For Children.

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