VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS JOINS “WORLD WAR I POPPY PROGRAM.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars is joining the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission in announcing the WWI Poppy Program to raise awareness about World War I and generate funds for local VSO chapters all over the country.
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The VFW is proud to share with you the WWI Poppy Program; an opportunity to generate resources for your Post while helping to honor the 4.7 million Americans who wore the uniform during WWI.
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Poppies grew across the war-torn battlefields of Europe after World War I, and this year marks the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entering that war. From 2017 to 2019, the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission United States will tell the story of those American Veterans, through events, exhibits, and memorial efforts, and the VFW is proud to be a partner in this important commemoration. Click on this link to learn about the WWI Poppy Program and how your purchase of a Poppy Kit helps build the new National World War I Memorial in Washington, DC, while also helping to raise money for your Post. Link: http://www.ww1cc.org/poppy
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Here is a quick video that can help people understand why it is so important that we honor those who served during World War One: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_y4l49mZso.
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The red poppy is an internationally-recognized symbol of veteran remembrance. Its use began in World War I and was captured in the war poem “In Flanders Fields,” by Lt. Col. John McCrae.

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