Please join the Sumner/Bonney Lake VFW Post 3070 in celebrating Memorial Day.
Memorial Day Service
Monday, May 28
You are also invited to lunch following the service at the VFW Post 3070 Hall located at 1705 Willow Street in Sumner. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can help place flags throughout Sumner Cemetery at the headstones of all veterans on Thursday, May 24 starting at 4 pm.
Why do you see people selling/wearing “poppies” on Memorial Day?
From our VFW Post:
Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD was a Canadian poet, physician, author, artist and soldier during World War I, and a surgeon during the Second Battle of Ypres in Belgium. He is best known for writing the famous war memorial poem “In Flanders Fields.” Lt. Col. McCrae died of pneumonia near the end of the war. Dedicated to the memory of the men who fought and died in France during World War I, the poppies of which he wrote have become the true symbol of all those who have given their lives in our nation’s wars.
The poppy has become recognized as the memorial flower in countries throughout the world. It is distributed by Veterans Organizations in Europe, in America, and in most of the countries of the British Commonwealth. Since 1922, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States has conducted an annual distribution of “Buddy” Poppies to raise funds for its charitable programs on behalf of the needy and disabled veterans, and the family of deceased veterans.