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VFW celebrates 50 years of service

Golden Anniversary award presented to Bonne Terre VFW

VFW Post 6883 in Bonne Terre is celebrating 50 years of serving the needs of local veterans and their families.  

The Golden Anniversary award was presented to the Post in recognition of 50 years of outstanding 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 6883 for the outstanding record they have achieved of service to the community, veterans and to the nation over the past 50 years,” he said.

Post Commander Dicky Rawson said they celebrated their 50th with a regular meeting followed by an open house.The VFW in Bonne Terre has 142 members with about 47 being active.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is a nonprofit veterans’ service organization composed of combat veterans and those who currently serve on active duty or in the Guard and Reserves.

 Founded in 1899 and chartered by Congress in 1936, the VFW is the nation’s largest organization of war veterans and is one of its oldest veterans’ organizations. With more than 2 million members located in almost 7,400 VFW Posts worldwide, the VFW and its Auxiliaries are dedicated to “honor the dead by helping the living” through veterans service, legislative initiatives, youth scholarships, Buddy Poppy and national military service programs.

Annually, the VFW and its Auxiliaries contribute more than 11 million hours of community service to the nation. For more information or to join, visit the organization’s Web site at

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