Buddy Poppy Lapel Pins Honor Veterans

The following is the poem that inspired the use of buddy poppies as veterans memorial lapel pins:

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow,
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky,
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead. 
Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved and now we lie
In Flanders Fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders Fields.

Written by John McCrae, this poem inspired the cultivation of the beautiful buddy poppy flower as a reminder to the heroism of our men and women of the armed forces.

November 12 is veterans day and the Coronado department of veteran affairs will host a buddy poppy sale to benefit veterans across the country. THe Buddy Poppy is only one inch across and looks beautiful as a lapel pin.

READ MORE: http://www.ecoronado.com/profiles/blogs/buddy-poppies-available-07112012303

Applebee’s to Hand Out ‘Thank You’ Lapel Pins to Veterans

On Veteran’s Day, current and former servicemen and women are invited to come to Applebee’s restaurants across the Rochester area for a free meal.

Veterans, and those on active duty with proof of United States military service, can choose one free entrée from Applebee’s Veteran’s Day menu. Additionally, the first 500 military personnel to visit a neighborhood Applebee’s restaurant will receive a commemorative “thank you” lapel pin. Pins are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

All Applebee’s locations across upstate New York and Connecticut will participate. Since the program’s inception in 2009, Applebee’s restaurants have served more than three million veterans and active duty military.

 

Source: http://www.irondequoitpost.com/events/x1660698990/Applebees-to-offer-free-meals-to-veterans-Nov-11