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10/16/2007 - Mayor Proclaims Buddy Poppy Days

   Office of the Mayor
Phone: (660) 827-3000
1 p.m. CDT, October 16, 2007


November 10-11 are Buddy Poppy Days in Sedalia

(SEDALIA, MISSOURI) : Mayor Bob Wasson issued a proclamation today designating November 10-11, 2007 as Buddy Poppy Days in Sedalia. 

Text of Proclamation

"WHEREAS, The annual days of Buddy Poppies by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States has been officially recognized and endorsed by governmental leaders since 1922; and

WHEREAS, VFW Buddy Poppies are assembled by disabled veterans and proceeds of this worthy fund raising campaign are used exclusively for the benefit of disabled and needy veterans, and the widows and orphans of deceased veterans; and

WHEREAS, The basic purpose of the annual days of Buddy Poppies by the Veterans of Foreign Wars is eloquently reflected in the desire to “Honor The Dead By Helping The Living;”

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Bob Wasson, Mayor of the City of Sedalia, Missouri, do hereby urge the citizens of this community to recognize the merits of this cause by contributing generously to its support through the donations of Buddy Poppies on the days set aside for the distribution of these symbols of appreciation for the sacrifices of our honored dead.

I urge all patriotic citizens to wear a Buddy Poppy as mute evidence of our gratitude to the men and women of this country who have risked their lives in defense of the freedoms that we continue to enjoy as American citizens.



Mayor Bob Wasson
signs Buddy Poppy Days Proclamation.

Standing behind the Mayor are from left: Jessica Morse, senior vice president of Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 2591 and co-chair of the Buddy Poppy Auxiliary Committee, and Lin Harms, member of VFW Post 2591 and assistant order master.

Photo Credit : Randy Kirby
Photo Date : 10/16/2007

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