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Walmart Boots Vets On Memorial Day

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - Some veterans didn't quite get the respect they deserved this Memorial Day.

Walmart employees at a store in Elizabethtown, N.C.called the police on a group of veterans from the VFW trying to commemorate Memorial Day by handing out poppies, a local NBC affiliate reports. The group starting handing out artificial "Buddy Poppies" in 1992 to honor soldiers who died at war, according to its website. The poppies draw their significance from a poem called "In Flanders Field" about the flowers growing on war victims' graves. Veterans seeking donations offer the poppies, crafted by disabled and needy vets, in exchange. click here to read more

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