Letter to the Editor: Letter of thanks from Meeker VFW

Dear Editor: Thank you to the Meeker VFW Post 5843 for the wonderful memorial service at the bridge and cemetery.

VFW district meeting …

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Bruce Dolan (standing in dark coat), state commander of the Department of Colorado Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., was in Meeker last Saturday for a district meeting held at Kilowatt Corner.

Veterans Day celebrations

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Veterans in Rio Blanco County were honored in Rangely and Meeker last weekend in recognition of Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11.

Pledging allegiance…

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Meeker VFW and Women’s Auxiliary presented the VFW Pledge of Allegiance award to preschoolers. It is a certificate of good citizenship and Pledge of Allegiance award.

Veteran’s Memorial…

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White River Electric Association was the first to donate to the Veterans Memorial fund earlier this year and the donation was made in honor of its general manager Dick Welle (left), a United States Navy veteran.

Appreciation …

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Rio Blanco Herald Times editor Bobby Gutierrez was humbled when presented with a citation from Tom Kilduff, past commander of VFW Post 5843, “in recognition of and sincere appreciation for the consistent wholehearted efforts through which this newspaper has promoted the Citizenship Education of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.” The

POW/MIA flag symbolizes plight

RBC I In 1971, Mrs. Michael Hoff, an MIA wife and member of the National League of Families, recognized the need for a symbol of our POW/MIAs.

Meeker V.F.W. Post 5843 Ladies Aux.

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MEEKER I It is the Meeker Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5843 Ladies Auxiliary, not the American Legion as incorrectly published in last week’s Herald Times, that presents our nation’s colors at home sporting events.