Buddy poppies and flags at Shoreline Fred Meyer Friday and Saturday

Thursday, May 23, 2019

VFW Post 3348 Senior Vice Commander
 Ken Christophersen is point person for
the VFW volunteers at Shoreline Fred Meyer
VFW Post 3348 (of Shoreline) will make the traditional Buddy Poppies available to the public at the Shoreline Fred Meyer this Friday - Saturday, May 24-25, 2019. 

This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and allows the public to show their appreciation for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard).

One aspect that seems to be obscured from the American consciousness is that when any man or woman signs up for any of the five Armed Forces, they are in fact offering their life for the American public.

No man or woman, upon being accepted and signing their recruitment papers, actually knows where they will serve. The Armed Forces’ purpose is to protect America. Some die in doing so --- in serving their country


Poppies support veterans
In addition, we have found that having American Flags available is very popular with kids. Thus we will have two of the smaller (not full-size) versions --- desktop size (6” x 4”) and garden size (12” x 8”). Sometimes we run out of flags so the old adage applies: Early come; Early leave with a Flag and Poppy or two.

Eight members of VFW Post 3348 will be rotating through our tables that will be set up at both entrances to the Shoreline Fred Meyer on both Friday and Saturday, May 24th & 25th (9:30am to 6:00pm.)

They are there offering Poppies and/or flags to the public. They are told that they are NOT to sell anything. They are there to offer an opportunity for people to demonstrate their appreciation for veterans. Every dime we receive goes to assist veterans. All VFW members on site are unpaid volunteers.

The Point Person for the Shoreline Fred Meyer is Shoreline resident, VFW Post 3348 Senior Vice Commander, Ken Christophersen. [Sidenote: Vice Commander Ken is also a 1964 graduate of the soon to reopen (Sep 2019) State-of-the-Art Lincoln High School of Seattle --- which is a few blocks south of Green Lake.]




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