Above / Buddy Poppies are counted and packaged, ready and waiting for volunteers to help with the distribution during the annual Buddy Poppy Days the last week in May before Memorial Day.

During the Naperville City Council Meeting on May 17, Councilman Paul Hinterlong read a Mayoral Proclamation to remind the community that the 2022 Buddy Poppy distribution runs May 25 through May 29; and that the Memorial Day Parade is set for 10:30AM Mon., May 30, and will be followed by a 30-minute observance in Central Park.

Since 1922, a national campaign has been organized for the annual distribution of Poppies assembled by disabled and needy veterans, Hinterlong said. The proceeds from donations are used exclusively for Veterans and their families “as a way to honor the dead by helping the living.” 

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