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VFW post marking 50th year

POSTED: November 22, 2008 5:00 a.m.
VFW Post 6602 in Hinesville will celebrate 50 years of serving the needs of local veterans and their families Nov. 13. The golden anniversary award is presented to the post in recognition of 50 years of outstanding service to the community.
Glen M. Gardner Jr., national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, congratulated all members of the post.
"I send my sincere thanks and appreciation to the members of VFW Post 6602, for the outstanding record they have achieved of service to the community, veterans and to the nation over the past 50 years," Gardner said.
The VFW assists all veterans and their families  obtain veterans' entitlements and other services. In addition, the organization works to improve the well-being of those serving on active duty, in the National Guard and the Reserves.
The VFW was founded in 1899. There are 2.4 million members of the VFW and its auxiliaries located in approximately 8,000 posts worldwide.
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