The community was blooming with pride for those who’ve served our country.
Members of the veterans of foreign wars once again had their annual buddy poppies sale.
Throughout town, they handed out hundreds of the bright red artificial flower in exchange for a small donation each one handcrafted by a hospitalized veteran.
The money raised will help disabled vets and families of deceased veterans.
“Oh, it’s good to celebrate the service because these men they go there and they take care of us they protect our country,” said Clara Spitter, Chaplain of the Auxiliary Post, VFW.
Buddy poppies day started after world war one, when soldiers reported how scores of poppies grew on the battlefields. They became a symbol of memorial for those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
In Naperville, VFW members have been selling the flower every year since the end of World War II.
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