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West Fargo VFW Post to receive National Award of Excellence

VFW Post 7564 of West Fargo has been selected to receive the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Award of Excellence in the organization's Community Activities National Awards Program for Special Projects.

The Award of Excellence is given for those community service projects that are truly outstanding.  The project must fulfill a specific need and clearly benefit the community.

The Post was specifically cited for initiating a project called "Jerky Worth Fighting For." Local hunters donate deer to Post 7564, and the Post uses the deer to make jerky that is sent to troops overseas.

In announcing the award, VFW Commander-in-Chief Richard L. Eubank said, "Through our VFW Community Service program, we help in building a better and stronger America, and we fulfill our commitment to serve America's veterans and their families."

The VFW Community Activities National Awards Program for Special Projects is designed to recognize VFW Posts, County Councils, Districts and Departments for unique and outstanding community service projects that are over and above what is expected of VFW units.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is a nonprofit veterans' service organization composed of combat veterans and those who currently serve on active duty or in the 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 more than 2 million members located in almost 7,600 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 11 million hours of community service to the nation.

For more information or to join, visit the organization's website at