MAY 27, 2010

VFW Post 3296 celebrates diamond jubilee anniversary

   Thomas J. Tradewell, Sr., National Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, has announced the presentation of a Diamond Jubilee Award citation to VFW Post 3296 in Orofino, Idaho. The Post celebrated its 75th anniversary on May 26, 2010.

   "This is a very significant milestone for a VFW Post," Tradewell 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; 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 3296.

   The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is a non-profit veterans' service organization, comprised of combat veterans and those who currently serve on active duty or in the National 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 2.2 million members, located in 7,800 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 13 million hours of community service to the nation. For more information or how you may join this organization, visit the VFWs website at: