The members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8062 are at Walmart and Tractor Supply in Elizabethtown handing out Poppy flowers, the official symbol of remembrance, to commemorate the sacrifice of so many men and women who have given their lives fighting for their country. The VFW reminds everyone to remember the cost of freedom.
According to VFW.org, as of May 24, 2021, the U.S. Department of Defense casualty status reports a total of 2,312 U.S. military personnel who died in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Their deaths are counted in the sacred cost that past and future generations pay in freedom’s defense.
The local VFW members are accepting donations to benefit Veterans of Foreign Wars veterans assistance programs.