VFW lauded by state leadership

Published 9:19 am Wednesday, November 21, 2018

State Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Senior Vice Commander Rick Raskin was at Farmville VFW Post 7059 Saturday to attend the 4th District VFW meeting and present a National level award to one of the 12 area posts.

Raskin said, “The VFW Posts in this area are really looking nice. I wish I could say all the Districts were this good.” Raskin met with about 50 area veterans to discuss new veteran service officer positions, school youth activities and recruiting noting the district was only 273 members short of achieving 100 percent.

Charlotte County Post 8902 was singled out for its record events reporting. The Charlotte County Post reported 1,078 events supporting various VFW objectives of Americanism, community service, safety, youth activities and hospital work. They are leading in the entire state by 200 reports and should they continue could very well earn national level recognition.

Raskin also honored Nottoway Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5313 for earning the highest National level recognition available to a post, that of being designated ‘All-American.’ It is only the second time in history a VFW Post in Virginia’s 4th District has earned the award.

Raskin made the presentations saying, “The All-American is the most prestigious award a post can earn, and it is a high honor to present this to Nottoway Post 5313. We hope their example will inspire other Virginia posts to achieve the same high standard of performance.”