11-year-old is state runner-up for VFW award for service to veterans


Kaya Billman

FORTVILLE — In 1922, the Veterans of Foreign Wars conducted its first Buddy Poppy distribution. Ninety-two years later, Kaya Billman is doing her part to serve the nation’s veterans

in Fortville.

Whether it’s by supporting the Buddy Poppy program, reciting poems on Memorial Day or distributing blankets to veterans in wheelchairs, helping those who have served her country is something that comes naturally to the 11-year-old.

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