(Beaver Dam) Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1163 were recently in the Beaver Dam community as part of their Buddy Poppy program. VFW Commander Ty Letto recently told us on WBEV’s Community Comment that he would like to extend a sincere thank you to the community for their support.
Buddy Poppies are assembled by disabled and needy veterans in VA Hospitals. The VFW program provides compensation to the veterans who assemble the poppies, provides financial assistance in maintaining state and national veterans’ rehabilitation and service programs, and partially supports the VFW National Home For Children.
The red poppy has connected generations of veterans, service members and their families with civilians in remembering all those who have fallen. And for nearly 100 years, the VFW’s “Buddy”® Poppy program has honored those who have sacrificed by raising millions of dollars to support veterans’ well-being.
Pictured are VFW Commander Ty Letto and Poppy Chairman Paul Lauth
Watch the appearance of Letto, Lauth and other veterans on Community Comment here: