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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
3 p.m. CST - November 6, 2009
Mayor Proclaims Buddy Poppy Days
MISSOURI) : On Friday, November 6, 2009, Mayor Mary Elaine Horn issued
a proclamation designating November 7-10, 2009 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, Mary Elaine Horn, 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.
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