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West Fargo Mayor Rich Mattern declares May as Buddy Poppy month, along with Agnes Rieniets, President of the West Fargo VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Submitted photo

Mattern declares May as Buddy Poppy month

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West Fargo Mayor Rich Mattern, along with West Fargo VFW Ladies Auxiliary President Agnes Rieniets, recently declared May as Buddy Poppy month.


The VFW conducted its first poppy distribution before Memorial Day in 1922, becoming the first veterans' organization to organize a nationwide distribution.

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