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Alamosa hosts VFW business session

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 6th, 2013

ALAMOSA — The Alamosa, Mount Blanca Post 899 will host the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Department of Colorado business session on August 10 and 11 with State Commander Kirk Rosa presiding.

Friday starts the gathering of officers, committee chairmen and members from around the state along with our National Officers Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief John W. Stroud, Surgeon General Peter Buchanan, and National Council of Administration District 13 representative, Ron Latin.

Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Mayor Kathy Rogers will welcome the VFW to Alamosa, after which there will be officer training along with training on the different programs within the VFW.

Saturday evening the post will host a dinner for their guests and community veterans.

Sunday will be a joint session with the Ladies Auxiliary at which time Mayor Rogers will be presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for her and the cities support of Alamosa Post 899 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.

The VFW traces its roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service. Annually, the 1.9 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliary contribute more than 8.6 million hours of volunteerism in the community, including participation in Make A Difference Day and National Volunteer Week. From providing over $3 million in college scholarships and savings bonds to students every year, to encouraging elevation of the Department of Veterans Affairs to the president’s cabinet, the VFW is there.

Contact Ed Aitken at 970-217-6671.

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