VFW hosting Buddy Poppy Drive

The annual VFW Buddy Poppy Drive will be conducted on Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19.

The locations are the same as previous years, Walgreens at Columbia and Center Ridge; Discount Drug Mart at Detroit and Dover Center; Giant Eagle at the Promenade in Westlake; and Java Bay Cafe in the Bay Village Square Plaza on Wolf Road.

All sites will start donation acceptance at 10 a.m. Walgreens and Java Bay will end at 4 p.m. Drug Mart and Giant Eagle will end at 6 p.m.

Please remember to bring some cash or change! We cannot accept electronic payments yet. Any amount is appreciated. In addition, to honor or veterans, if your company or organization would like to make a donation, we will be glad to provide poppies to distribute and wear proudly, just contact us in advance. All funds collected are used to support Westshore veterans and their families as well as scholarships and community patriotic events.

Other VFW Posts across the state will be collecting during this general time frame. If you do not see us at these sites, please donate to any VFW, it all helps.

Buddy Poppy Day is usually on or near Armed Forces Day, which this year is May 19. The poppy was adopted from a famous WWI poem and has become a symbol of support for our military and their families. It is a small token but it carries a lot of pride and history.

To contact Bay Village VFW Post 9693, email vfwpost9693@gmail.com, call 440-941-5080, or send a letter to VFW Post 9693, P.O. Box 49185, Bay Village, OH 44140.

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Volume 10, Issue 9, Posted 10:01 AM, 05.01.2018