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Happy 111th VFW!

September 28, 2012
Estherville Daily News

This is the 111th anniversary of the VFW, an organization dedicated to serving the needs of veterans from our nation's wars.

Interestingly, this year VFW can observe Veterans Day on the 11th hour of 11th day of the 11 monthly - as well as 111 years for their organization.

Each year on Sept. 29 VFW Day is celebrated at Posts and in communities around the world. It's a day devoted to the organization and its dedicated members who are so deeply committed to serving those who bravely serve this nation.

This year marks the 111th year since the VFW was established. On this date in 1899, a small group of Spanish-America war veterans joined together to form what would become the nation's largest and most dedicated group of combat veterans.

For 111 years the VFW has been unwavering in its devotion "to honor the dead by helping the living." VFW and its Auxiliary members carry out this mission by promoting goodwill, patriotism and youth scholarship. Their commitment is demonstrated through national veterans and legislative services, military assistance and community service programs, youth activities and scholarship programs as well as millions of volunteer hours in their local communities each year.

Show your support by honoring all members and veterans in your community. Today everyone is invited to celebrate the tradition of continuous service and steadfast devotion that defines the VFW.



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