In February 1924, we registered the name Buddy Poppy with the U.S.
Patent Office. A certificate was issued on May 20, 1924, granting our
organization all trademark rights in the name of Buddy under the
classification of artificial flowers. We've made that trademark a
guarantee that all poppies bearing that name and the VFW label are
genuine products of the work of disabled and needy veterans. No other
organization, firm or individual can legally use the name Buddy Poppy.
Today, our Buddy Poppies are still assembled by disabled and needy veterans in VA Hospitals.
The VFW Buddy Poppy program provides compensation to the veterans who
assemble the poppies, provides financial assistance in maintaining state
and national veterans' rehabilitation and service programs and
partially supports the VFW National Home For Children.
Hear from those who assemble the mighty little flowers in "The Veterans Behind the Buddy Poppy" video.