MEEKER I The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans’ service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security and continued devotion to […]
MEEKER I On March 26, Dr. David Hildebrandt of the Grand Junction Veteran Center visited Meeker VFW Post No. 584 to evaluate the feasibility of providing ongoing counseling for Meeker veterans. The new VFW is located at 290 Fourth St.
MEEKER I Meeker VFW Post No. 5843, enabled through several generous donations, has purchased the former First Federal Savings and Loan bank building at 290 Fourth St. in Meeker. The building will be the new home of the VFW post and the Meeker Lions Club.
The Meeker VFW Women’s Auxiliary led a Veterans Day service in front of the Veterans Memorial statue in front of the Rio Blanco County Courthouse on Tuesday morning despite frigid temperatures. VFW Auxiliary President Vicki Crawford led the service, giving the history of Veterans Day, which started as Armistice Day to honor World War I […]
Meeker Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall No. 5843 is taking part in the annual Voice of Democracy scholarship competition. Entry deadline is Nov. 1. The grand prize is $30,000. All high school students can apply. For more information, contact Meeker VFW Cmdr. David Cole at 970-878-5326 (home); 303-249-3700 (cell); or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or contact Vicki […]
MEEKER I Meeker Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall No. 5843 is one of the VFW halls nationally taking part in the organization’s annual Voice of Democracy scholarship competition for students nationally. This year’s topic is: “Why Veterans are important to our Nation’s History and Future,” and the competition has an entry deadline of Nov. 1.
Several Meeker residents representing the Meeker Chamber of Commerce and the Meeker VFW Post were in Fort Collins Sept. 11 to accept the award for the “Rio Blanco County Veterans Memorial,” which won the Best Small Town Public Space Project in a statewide contest sponsored by Downtown Colorado Inc., and the Governor’s Awards for Downtown […]
MEEKER I The Veterans of Foreign Wars organization 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: Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans’ pension for them, and they […]
Dear Editor: Thank you to the Meeker VFW Post 5843 for the wonderful memorial service at the bridge and cemetery.