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The 1940's

The VFW National Home for Children is celebrating its 90th Anniversary throughout 2015. As part of that celebration, we will be focusing on one decade of the National Home’s history each month. This month, we present the 1940's. The Great Depression takes a toll The depression took a huge toll on the finances at the National Home. The future of the Home was in question because of the financial crisis that reeked havoc across the country. For more than 18 years, the National Home had received one penny for every Buddy Poppy that was sold. Members of the National Buddy Poppy Committee where convinced that the VFW and Ladies Auxiliary groups could increase the support of the sales of Buddy Po

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