Buddy Poppy history displayed


February 23, 2023

Displayed in the Mankato Plumbing Store is information on the VFW National Home and the Buddy Poppy History. The VFW National Home was founded in 1925 and has grown from a single frame farmhouse to a campus with playgrounds, park areas, multiple buildings, including single family homes, a community center and gymnasium, child care facility, guest lodge, chapel and administrative offices.

The VFW conducted its first Poppy distribution before Memorial Day in 1922. It became the first veterans organization to organize a nationwide distribution the next year, making the Buddy Poppy (as it is...

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