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This #MemorialDay, I'm proud to join @VFWHQ in honoring our fallen by wearing a #BuddyPoppy. #PoppyInMemory

This weekend isn’t about BBQs and sales. Don’t lose sight of the true meaning of #MemorialDay: Join me and @VFWHQ as we honor and remember those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. #BuddyPoppy 🌺 🇺🇸🌺 #PoppyInMemory #VFW #Heroes #MemorialDay #NeverForgotten #FreedomIsntFree

Thank you for your service and sacrifice... I will wear mine proudly. #buddypoppy #vfw #memorialdayweekend

Have a SAFE Memorial Weekend "THE BUDDY POPPY" Before Memorial Day in 1922, we conducted our 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.
During our 1923 encampment, we decided that VFW "Buddy"® Poppies would be assembled by disabled and needy veterans who would be paid for their work to provide them with financial assistance. The next year, disabled veterans at the Buddy Poppy factory in Pittsburgh assembled VFW Buddy Poppies. The designation "Buddy Poppy" was adopted at that time.
In February 1924, we registered the name Buddy Poppy with the U.S. Patent Office. A certificate was issued on May 20, 1924, granting our organization all trademark rights in the name of Buddy under the classification of artificial flowers. We've made that trademark a guarantee that all poppies bearing that name and the VFW label are genuine products of the work of disabled and needy veterans. No other organization, firm or individual can legally use the name Buddy Poppy.

Today, our Buddy Poppies are still assembled by disabled and needy veterans in VA Hospitals.
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. #buddypoppy #memorialday #memorialweekend #usa #poppy

Remember those that have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. #memorialday #buddypoppy #heroes #honorandremember #marines #navy #airforce #army #coastguard

Bonnie-Jill Laflin, Bands For Arms & USAA have teamed up with the @vfwhq to raise awareness this Memorial Day, to honor our fallen heroes by inviting America to wear a poppy to honor our heroes. Bands For Arms will be selling 20 exclusive Bracelets that will come with an exclusive, one of a kind "Buddy" poppy. ***Our goal is to raise $750 with the 20 poppies given to Bands For Arms

This weekend isn’t about BBQs and sales. Don’t lose sight of the true meaning of Memorial Day: Join me and @VFWFans as we honor and remember those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. #BuddyPoppy #PoppyInMemory

I’m proud to honor the true meaning of Memorial Day and reflect on our fallen heroes’ sacrifices by wearing the @VFWFans #BuddyPoppy in honor of America’s fallen.

Please support the VFW provide support for our Veterans! Come down and meet Ralph at Safeway on Camino Alto in Mill Valley, donate and get you"Buddy Poppy" and wear it proudly this Memorial Day 🇺🇸#supportveterans #buddypoppy#gratefulforvetseveryday

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Thank you for your service and sacrifice... I will wear mine proudly. #buddypoppy #vfw #memorialdayweekend

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This weekend isn’t about BBQs and sales. Don’t lose sight of the true meaning of #MemorialDay: Join me and @VFWHQ as we honor and remember those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. #BuddyPoppy 🌺 🇺🇸🌺 #PoppyInMemory #VFW #Heroes #MemorialDay #NeverForgotten #FreedomIsntFree

Today a military man bought the other #pinup girl and me a poppy flower which was very sweet #wearitproudly#buddypoppy#poppy (proceeds benefit the #veteransofforeignwarsveteransassistanceprograms#veteransofforeignwars#supportthetroops#military#vfw

@Regrann from @bonniejill - This weekend isn’t about BBQs and sales. Don’t lose sight of the true meaning of #MemorialDay: Join me and @VFWHQ as we honor and remember those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. #BuddyPoppy 🌺 🇺🇸🌺 #PoppyInMemory #VFW #Heroes #MemorialDay #NeverForgotten #FreedomIsntFree #masawesomer #bemasawesomer #thewaveofchange

Bonnie-Jill Laflin, Bands For Arms & USAA have teamed up with the @vfwhq to raise awareness this Memorial Day, to honor our fallen heroes by inviting America to wear a poppy to honor our heroes. Bands For Arms will be selling 20 exclusive Bracelets that will come with an exclusive, one of a kind "Buddy" poppy. ***Our goal is to raise $750 with the 20 poppies given to Bands For Arms

This weekend isn’t about BBQs and sales. Don’t lose sight of the true meaning of Memorial Day: Join me and @VFWFans as we honor and remember those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. #BuddyPoppy #PoppyInMemory

I’m proud to honor the true meaning of Memorial Day and reflect on our fallen heroes’ sacrifices by wearing the @VFWFans #BuddyPoppy in honor of America’s fallen.

Break 😊🌺 Finishing up being outside for an hour and then I'm done! #dork #dorkbutt #pocketdork #hobbitprincess #BuddyPoppy #flower #niceday

When you are handed a "Buddy" Poppy give generously and when you wear your poppy, Do it proudly. #VFW #BuddyPoppy #MemorialDay #Veterans

Handing out Poppies with my VFW post for Memorial Day.

Enjoy your weekend everyone, and raise a glass for those that no longer can.

#Veteran #memorialday #memorialdayweekend #poppy #poppies #buddypoppy #VFW

Starting them out young. Amarii is 7 years old and out with her mother doing #poppies !! Remember to #supportourtroops and #supportourveterans #buddypoppy #wearitproudly #vet #veteran #veterans #memorialday

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