Post 1463 Receives National Award

Veterans 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 last year.

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 great nation.

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.