As our nation celebrates Veterans Day today, honoring those who have served in the military, our local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be distributing the traditional Buddy Poppies at the Peace and Justice Plaza in front of the Franklin Street Post Office on Veterans Day, November 11th,from 3 to 6 PM.
VFW Buddy Poppies are assembled by disabled, needy, and aging veterans in VA Hospitals across the country. The majority of donations received by VFW Posts is retained locally to provide for veteran services and welfare. The minimal assessment (cost of Buddy Poppies) to VFW units provides compensation to the veterans who assembled the poppies, provides financial assistance in maintaining state and national veterans’ rehabilitation and service programs, and partially supports the VFW National Home for orphans and widows of our nation’s veterans.
Buddy Poppy proceeds represent no profit to any VFW unit. All the money contributed by the public for Buddy Poppies is used in the cause of veterans welfare, or for the well-being of their needy dependents and the orphans of veterans.
Please come by the downtown Post Office between the hours of 3 PM and 6 PM. This is one of the major annual fundraisers for our Chapel Hill Post, and it is an opportunity for citizens in our community to express their support for local veterans in need. Thank you.