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Poppies of Honor

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JOPLIN, MISSOURI -

Members of the VFW and volunteers helped Joplin residents remember veterans this Memorial Day weekend. They gathered at 7th and 15th Street and handed out poppies to shoppers.

The VFW has been using buddy poppies as a symbol for veterans since 1922, and was originally assembled by disabled veterans in hospitals. The poppies were free, but shoppers were welcome to give donations for area veterans.
    

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