Colorado Springs
Big R
5845 Constitution Avenue
Colorado Springs , CO 80915
United States of America

Buddy Poppies for Veterans Day 2020 Weekend

The VFW 4051 Poppy Distribution to raise funds for the VFW Veteran Relief Fund will take place on November 8th from 9:00 - 3:00pm at the Big R Store located on 5845 Constitution Avenue. The Post, the Auxiliary, and the Rotary Club will participate. 

Buddy Poppies will be distributed from a table inside the front door on Big R from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. There will be a kickoff breakfast at the iHop located at 6005 Constitution Avenue at 8:00 AM. If you can make the breakfast we would love to see you. IHop will have two tables for five for us. Plan to attend the breakfast and help distribute Buddy Poppies. 

Veteran’s Day grew out of Armistice Day on 11 November.  Armistice Day commemorates the end of World War I on the 11th hour of the 11th day of November when the guns on all fronts finally went silent. The Buddy Poppy tradition dates to Armistice Day 1918 and refers to the poem “In Flanders Field.”  Today the Poppy reminds us of the honorable and heroic service performed by generations of service men and women in peace and in war.  Donations given fund our post’s Veterans’ Relief Fund.  The Veterans’ Relief Fund supports local efforts to assist veterans and the organizations that support them.