2012-04-05 / News

VFW celebrates 50 years in Jamestown

Jamestown’s VFW Post 9447 recently celebrated 50 years of serving the needs of local veterans and their families. The Golden Anniversary Award was presented to the post on April 1 in recognition of 50 years of service to the community.

Richard L. DeNoyer, national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, congratulated all members of the post. “I send my sincere thanks and appreciation to the members of VFW Post 9447 for the outstanding record they have achieved of service to the community, veterans and to the nation over the past 50 years.”

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is a nonprofit veterans service organization composed of combat veterans and those currently serving in uniform. 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. There are more than 2 million members located in more than 7,400 posts worldwide.

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