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Thursday, July 25, 2013 12:00 AM

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KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Veterans of Foreign Wars posts 3035 of Delphos and 5803 of Van Wert and their Ladies Auxiliaries were the recipients of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Outstanding Community Service Post Award at the VFW’s National Convention in Louisville, Ky., on July 22 during an invitation-only reception.


Criteria to receive the award are set by the VFW State Headquarters for recognizing a post’s community service work in their local areas.


This year, 68 VFW posts from across the nation received this national award. The posts are outstanding examples of the more than 11.9 million hours of community service valued at over $263 million performed by VFW volunteers last year.

“Through our community service program, we help build a better, stronger America, and we fulfill our commitment to serve America’s veterans and their families. These two posts have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to their community. Their exemplary service is an example to citizens across this great nation,” VFW Commander-in-Chief John E. Hamilton said while honoring the award recipients.

In addition to community service effort, the VFW assists veterans and their families to obtain veterans’ entitlements and other services for the well-being of those serving on active duty, in the National Guard and the Reserves.

The VFW was founded in 1899. There are over 2 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliaries, located in approximately 7,300 posts worldwide.

Last Updated on Thursday, July 25, 2013 12:08 AM

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