We remember our departed comrades throughout the year.
Join us at our annual Memorial Day remembrance at the Veterans Wayside Park located on highway 11 one mile west of Kansasville.
The Buddy Poppy, unlike the California State Flower, is red. Since 1915 then during WWI, the red poppy has grown wild on the battlefields of France, Belgium and the Turkish battlefields on the peninsula of Gallipoli. In November of 1919, Miss Monia Belle Michael, an American Women, on duty at the YMCA Overseas War Secretaries’ Headquarters in New York, read Canadian Army, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae’s poem entitled “In Flanders Field". On that day she vowed always to wear a red poppy of Flanders Field as a sign of remembrance. Since 1920 the red Memorial Poppy has been known as the United States’ National Emblem of Remembrance. From 1919 until1 922 the red poppy was used by many countries as a fundraiser for veterans. In 1923 The Veterans of Foreign Wars agreed that American Veterans of the Great War could also benefit from making and selling the red Memorial Poppy. In February 1924, the name“BUDDY POPPY” was registered as a U.S. Patent. In May 1924 a certificate was issued to grant trademark rights to the Veterans of Foreign Wars for the manufacture of genuine “Buddy Poppies”. Since that time, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars have distributed Buddy Poppies, usually on Armistice Day, now known as Memorial Day in May and on Veterans Day in November.
Coming home doesn't mean the battle is over. With over 10 times the amount of veterans lost to suicide than to combat operations in the same time period, there has never been a more important time to TAKE A STAND and DO something to support our veterans!! If you or someone you know is suffering from PTSD, we have people that have shared a similar experience and are ready to help.
We'll be in the Activity Building during the Racine County Fair.Stop by and ask about joining our post.
...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.
WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.