|On the Banks of Yesteryear- Veterans groups|
|Written by Delphos Canal Commission|
|Monday, November 12, 2012 12:00 PM|
The Spanish American War in 1898 was the first our country fought on foreign soils. At the end of the war these veterans, many who came home sick or wounded, found there were no provisions for medical care or veteran’s pensions for them, nor did the government show any interest in providing for their sacrifices. In their misery, a group formed that would become the VFW or Veterans of Foreign Wars. The Delphos VFW Post #3035 was not chartered until 1935 and was named in memory of two Delphos soldiers who were killed in WWI., Charles S. Walterick and George H. Hemme. To be a member of this group, one has to have been in combat on foreign soils. This group still has an active post in Delphos.
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