Mayor Elaine Horn signed a proclamation on Monday, Oct. 15 in observance of Buddy Poppy Days. Standing behind her from left are: Don Chapin, VFW Quartermaster; Anna Wright, VFW Ladies Auxiliary Poppy Chair; Barbara Erickson, president of the Ladies Auxiliary; and Dave Busick, president of the Mens Auxiliary.
The annual days of Buddy Poppies by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States has been officially recognized and endorsed by governmental leaders since 1922. The basic purpose of the days of Buddy Poppies by the VFW is to “Honor the Dead by Helping the Living.” The dates to observe Buddy Poppy Days locally will be announced at a later date. Photo courtesy Joleigh Melte.