2002-05-22 / Front Page
Legislature Supports Buddy Poppy Program Putnam calls on State to carry Medicaid costs
One sure sign that Memorial Day is approaching is the familiar sight of red Buddy Poppies. At their May 7 meeting, the Putnam County Legislature did its part to honor the Veterans of Foreign Wars by issuing a proclamation in support of their Buddy Poppy program. In it, they urge all citizens to show their gratitude for those who sacrificed their lives for our freedoms by purchasing poppies from the veterans who are out in force accepting donations. Disabled veterans make the poppies and the proceeds are used to benefit disabled and needy veterans and the widows and orphans of deceased veterans.