Buddy Poppy Campaign

We are distributing Buddy Poppies to the public.  Why do we do this?

This hand-made symbol of the memorial on Flander's Field that Col. McCrea so eloquently spoke of provides an outstanding way for us to honor those who died by helping their comrades who are now in need.  Handicapped Veterans make the Buddy Poppies for the VFW.  We purchase them, providing a small income for that Veteran.  Then, we offer them to the public as we solicit donations for our needy comrades and their loved ones.  All funds raised in this manner are reserved for this cause, exclusively.  All through this process, our Veterans are helped.  This is a general outreach program for all Veterans, not just VFW members.

National VFW Buddy Poppy Site

Buddy Poppy / National Home for Children Bulletins

June 2018

National Home Support

The VFW National Home is a living, breathing memorial.  Through Service to our Veterans, our VFW Auxiliary made a vow to provide love, care and education to the children and grandchildren of our deceased or disabled Veterans.  We must never falter in our efforts to provide a nurturing and secure environment for the children of our National Home.  The home, located in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, is on 630 acres of farm land and has 70 buildings that include the brick homes, library, community center, chapel, guest lodge, nursery school, teen center, fire department, administration buildings and its own water treatment and sewage plant.  The Health and Happiness Christmas Cheer Fund assures that each child received a Christmas gift and gifts for members of his or her family.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary - Dept. of WI

Buddy Poppy / National Home for Children

Buddy Poppies

The VFW conducted its first poppy distribution before Memorial Day in 1922, 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.

The VFW Auxiliary aids the VFW in distributing Buddy Poppies to help disabled Veterans.

The History of the Buddy Poppy

Buddy Poppy Order Form - 2017-2018

Buddy Poppy Report Form - 2017-2018