Cal City VFW Post 8141 celebrates diamond jubilee anniversary

2013-05-27T00:00:00Z Cal City VFW Post 8141 celebrates diamond jubilee anniversaryFor The Times nwitimes.com
May 27, 2013 12:00 am  • 

KANSAS CITY, MO. |  John E. Hamilton, national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, has announced the presentation of a Diamond Jubilee Award citation to VFW Post 8141, 664 Hirsch Ave. in Calumet City. The Post celebrates its 75th anniversary on Tuesday.

"This is a very significant milestone for a VFW Post," Hamilton 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 8141."

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. It has 2 million members located in more than 7,200 VFW Posts worldwide.

The VFW and its Auxiliaries are dedicated to veterans’ service, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs worldwide. For more information or to join, visit www.vfw.org.

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