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ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Eureka Memorial Post 5468
Henry 410 Lever Action Shotgun Raffle (or $500 Cash Out)
 
 
On Line Ticket Sales will End November 15 or when all Tickets are sold out at which time the Sales Link will be terminated) 400 Tickets Total online and Hand Sold.
Drawing to be held at the end of Veterans Day Weekend (November 15)
NOTE ! Due to delays caused by Covid, it has been decided to draw after 95% of the available tickets are sold, estimate February 2021.
Winner will be notified on after the Draw and the results will be posted here.
 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.
 If the Cash Out Option is selected, if the Winner is local, the Check will be hand delivered for Photo Ops. If Distant, it will be mailed.
 
Tickets

BUDDY POPPY PROGRAM

 

Please Help Eureka Memorial Post 5468 with their Veteran Service Programs.
 
 
 

 VFW Buddy Poppy Poster

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.