Mt. Vernon Mayor Mary Jane Chesley signed a proclamation announcing Saturday, Nov. 3 as “Buddy Poppy Day” in Mt. Vernon. She also signed a proclamation announcing VFW Post 9233’s “Buddy Poppy Salute” to all American veterans on Nov. 10. Pictured are, front row: Quartermaster Larry Long-Croteau; back row: Jim Nichols, Mayor Mary Jane Chesley and VFW Post 9233 Commander Bruce Miles.