William A. Thien, national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., announced the presentation of a Diamond Jubilee Award Citation to VFW Post 473 in Cabool. The post celebrates its 75th anniversary Oct. 9.
“This is a very significant milestone for a VFW post,” Thien said in announcing the award. “This Diamond Jubilee Award recognizes dedication, determination, hard work and a lot of patriotism. And it recognizes 75 years of serving the needs of local veterans and their families; and 75 years of service to the local community; and 75 years of contributing to the strength, power and influence of our national organization. In presenting this award, I send my sincere thanks and appreciation to the members of VFW Post 473.”
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is a nonprofit veterans’ service organization composed of combat veterans and eligible military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces. Founded in 1899 and chartered by Congress in 1936, the VFW is the nation’s largest organization of war veterans and its oldest major veterans’ organization.
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