VFW's Premiere Youth Scholarship Programs! The 2021 - 22 Voice of Democracy / Patriots Pen Programs Are Announced!!!! Soon the 2022-23 Topics will be released, will Post as soon as received!
The Missouri Veterans Recognition Program expands to include Desert Storm / Iraqi Veterans. Simple application form and a choice of Public Awarding or just sent to you.
Tim Leuthauser has won this Drawing. He has been notified and arrangements for delivery are being made at this time. Eureka Memorial Post thanks all for supporting this fund raiser.
Eureka Memorial Post 5468Henry 410 Lever Action Shotgun Raffle (or $500 Cash Out)
Due to Firearms Sales Regulations, the transfer will be handled with a Registered Fire Arms Dealer. Owner to be responsible for Transfer Fees and Background Check Fees in accordance with local jurisdiction. The Home Sales Point is Doc's Guns and Ammo in Eureka Missouri.
BUDDY POPPY PROGRAM
Please Help Eureka Memorial Post 5468 with their Veteran Service Programs.
Please feel free to review these following links for a further understanding of our Programs. Thank You for any Donations. Your Assistance is invaluable.
Since 1922, the "Buddy”® Poppy has been an integral part of the VFW community. As VFW’s official memorial flower, the Poppy represents the bloodshed by American service members. It reiterates that ll not forget their sacrifices.
The Poppy movement was inspired by Canadian Army Col. John McCrae’s famous poem, "In Flanders Fields.” Poppies were originally distributed by the FrancoAmerican Children’s League to benefit children in the devastated areas of France and Belgium following WWI. In 1922, VFW conducted a campaign and got Poppies from France. Members soon discovered it took too long to get the flowers in from France and they came up with a better idea. Disabled, hospitalized and aging veterans could make the paper flowers and ship them out to the members for distribution.
And so it was known, for veterans in VA hospitals and domiciliaries and in state veterans’ homes, every day would be VFW "Buddy”® Poppy Day. These men and women assemble the Poppies, tie them in bunches of 10 and pack them in boxes of 500, 1,000 or 2,000 for shipment to the Posts and Auxiliaries. VFW pays the disabled veteran for the work. In most cases, this extra money provides additional income for the worker to pay for the little luxuries, which makes life more tolerable. Furthermore, Poppy assembly is often used as a therapy program to provide exercise for fingers and hands crippled by wounds, disease and the effects of old age. Another reason Poppies are so important is because all proceeds from distribution are used for veteran’s welfare or for the well being of their needy dependents and the orphans of veterans. More than 2,300 children of veterans have been, or are being cared for in the VFW National Home in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, thanks to a portion of Poppy funds.