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.
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.
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
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.