1463 Receives National Award
of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #1463 and
Ladies Auxiliary of Lititz, Pennsylvania, was the recipient of the Veterans
of Foreign Wars Outstanding Community Service Post Award at the VFW’s
National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky on July 22 during an invitation only
reception. Commander Joel Ellis and Ladies Auxiliary President Susan Ellis accepted
the award on behalf of Post 1463.
Criteria to receive the award are set by the VFW State Headquarters for
recognizing Posts’ community service work in their local areas.
This year, sixtyeight VFW Posts from across the nation received this
national award. Each Post receives a reflective street sign to display in their city recognizing
this award. These Posts are outstanding examples of the over 11.9 million
hours of community service valued at over $263 million performed by VFW volunteers
While honoring the award recipients, VFW Commander-in-Chief John
E. Hamilton said, “Through our community service program, we help
build a better, stronger America, and we fulfill our commitment to serve America’s veterans
and their families. This Post has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to their
community. Their exemplary service is an example to citizens across this
In addition to community service effort, the VFW assists veterans and
their families to obtain veterans’ entitlements and other services for
the wellbeing of those serving on active duty, in the National Guard and the Reserves.
The VFW was founded in1899. There are over 2 million members of the VFW and
its Auxiliaries, located in approximately 7,300 Posts worldwide.