... The poem “In Flanders Field” describes blowing red fields amount the battleground of the fallen. It has now become a symbol of war and war town minds and bodies. It is a symbol of sorrow, loss and remembrance. But it is also a sign of hope for survivors.

     On Friday, Aug. 3, VFW/Auxiliary members will be standing at the door of many of our local businesses distributing Poppies for our annual Buddy Poppy Drive. Money contributed by the public to the Buddy Poppy Drive is used for veteran’s welfare, or aiding their needy dependents.
A portion of the money goes to the Veterans Hospitals in Tomah and King, and the National home in Eaton Rapids, Mich., where care is given to widows and orphaned children of veterans.

     The remaining money stays within our own community. ...

Stacie Oakes
Art Baseler
Buddy Poppy Drive
VFW Post 5278
113 E. Fond du Lac St.

     To read the entire letter, see the Aug. 2. 2018 edition of The Ripon Commonwealth Press.