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POWs/MIAs remembered
POWs/MIAs remembered

Members of Delta's Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Auxiliary #3571, and members of Delta's American Legion Post #65 conducted the Missing Man Table ceremony at Arby's in Delta last Friday.

They said that ceremonies would also be conducted at the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce office, and at Starvin' Arvin's.

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Events of 9/11 commemorated
Events of 9/11 commemorated

A ceremony commemorating the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks was held in Delta Monday, Sept. 11, at Bill Heddles Recreation Center.

The event was organized and conducted by members of Delta's Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Auxiliary #3571.

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VFW golf tourney played
VFW golf tourney played

Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3571 and its Auxiliary hosted their fifth annual golf tournament on Saturday, May 20, Armed Forces Day, at the Devil's Thumb Golf Course. All teams were awarded participation mugs and a delicious lunch prepared by the post and auxiliary members.

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Trap shoot, gala benefit VFW veterans, family center

Want to make some noise, break some things, and have a blast doing it while supporting a great cause?

Well, come on out for the Delta VFW Post #3571 second annual Shoot for the Boot Trap Shoot and Gala on July 1.

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VFW golf tourney is May 20
VFW golf tourney is May 20

Delta's Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Auxiliary are hosting their 5th annual golf tournament at Devil's Thumb on May 20, which is also Armed Forces Day.

The tournament is a fundraiser for the Post and Auxiliary's project to build a Veterans' and Family Center in North Delta.

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VFW honors teachers, responders on May 1

Delta's Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Auxiliary #3571 hosted their annual Loyalty Day recognition banquet on May 1, a day on which VFW units across America honor service to community and to country.

This year's event was held at the First Baptist Church and included presentations to eight first responders and their agencies, to five educators in the community, and to a student for patriotic art.

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Girl Scouts donate cookies to troops
Girl Scouts donate cookies to troops

The members of Girl Scout Troop 15057 came to the April meeting of the Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and its Auxiliary bearing gifts. The gifts weren't for the VFW and Auxiliary members, but for the troops they support who are deployed overseas in harm's way.

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VFW preparing for fifth annual golf tournament

Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3571 and its auxiliary in Delta are gearing up for its fifth annual golf tournament at Devil's Thumb. This year, the tournament will be on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 20.

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VFW post builds food pantry

Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3571 and its auxiliary are starting to build a food pantry for local area veterans.

Members of the post and auxiliary became aware of the need last December, when over 20 local veterans and families were helped through the partnership of the VFW and Colorado Aviation Business Association (CABA).

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VFW honors student essay writers
VFW honors student essay writers

Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) Post 3571 and its auxiliary recently hosted the District 11 VFW and auxiliary quarterly meeting in Delta. One of the highlights of the meeting was a banquet luncheon honoring the winning students of the Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen programs from District 11.

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Student essay winners named
Student essay winners named

During the Jan. 26 meeting of Grand Mesa Post 9221 VFW and Auxiliary, awards were presented to students of Cedaredge Middle School for the Patriot Pen Essay contest and to students of Cedaredge High School for the Voice of Democracy Essay contest.

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VFW distributes food to veterans
VFW distributes food to veterans

Members of VFW Post 3571 were able to distribute over 1,000 pounds of non-perishable food to 24 veterans and their families in the Delta area, thanks to a cooperative project between the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the Colorado Aviation Business Association (CABA).

CABA and the VFW worked together for the sixth year to make their Holiday Airlift a success statewide.

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VFW spreads holiday warmth
VFW spreads holiday warmth

Members of Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3571 and its Auxiliary donated most of their day Saturday, Dec. 17, to honor and remember American veterans.

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VFW honors top student writers

Members of Delta's Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3571 and auxiliary gathered with friends for their annual Christmas banquet Dec. 12 and to honor patriotic writing by local students.

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75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor observed
75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor observed

Delta's Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3571 and Auxiliary conducted a memorial observance on the 75th anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941, attacks on Pearl Harbor.

The observance was conducted Wednesday, Dec. 7, with a color guard and remarks by VFW District Commander Mike Stahly of Delta, Linda Stahly on behalf of the Auxiliary; and county commissioner Bruce Hovde.

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VFW, Dollar Tree join effort to assist needy veterans

Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) Post 3571 of Delta is teaming up with the Colorado Aviation Business Association's (CABA) Holiday Airlift and the Dollar Tree in Delta to assist needy and homeless veterans and their families in the area.

This will be the sixth year the VFW has worked with CABA to distribute food and toys to needy veterans.

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Activities give meaning to Veterans Day
Activities give meaning to Veterans Day

A variety of activities in Surface Creek Valley last week hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, local community institutions, and by individuals emphasized the meaning of service to America symbolized by Veterans Day.

A combined assembly for high school and middle school students in Cedaredge provided a moving highlight to the valley's observances.

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VFW, library team up to help troops

Lee Marts VFW Post 3571, its auxiliary and the Delta Library are teaming up again to help supply deployed active duty military men and women with "goodie boxes" from home.

This joint project, dubbed Operation Troop Bounty, provides a local way for community members to provide active duty military personnel with such useful and appreciated things as travel size toiletries, snacks (such as jerky, gum, individual size packs of snack crackers and cookies, and unfortunately exempting chocolate, which melts in so many environments), books, hard candy, individual packets of "baby wipes," packaged individual drinks (coffee, tea, cocoa, etc.), puzzles, combs and more.

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VFW post retires flags
VFW post retires flags

Saturday, Sept. 24, members of VFW Post 3571 and its Auxiliary honorably retired 50 U.S. flags at Fort Uncompahgre. Post commander Corky Ware and Auxiliary president Jennifer Wright directed the explanation of the flag retirement process to the invited guests -- nearly 60 Boy and Girl Scouts, their leaders and parents, and members of American Legion Post 65.

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VFW trap shoot will benefit building fund

Lee Marts Post 3371 Delta VFW is hosting a trap shoot on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 8:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Delta Trap Club. Proceeds benefit the VFW's building fund.

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POW/MIA Day observed
POW/MIA Day observed

An observance of the Missing Man Table was conducted on National POW/MIA Recognition Day, Friday, Sept. 16, at the Fireside Restaurant in Delta.

Members of Delta's Lee Marts VFW Post and Auxiliary #3571 explained that a permanent Missing Man Table has been established there with permission of restaurant owner Ernst Schopp.

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Lee Marts VFW Post holds 9/11 remembrance
Lee Marts VFW Post holds 9/11 remembrance

An observance on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks was held in Delta Sunday as a new memorial was dedicated at the Lee Marts VFW Post home.

The memorial is a chain saw carving of the Soldier's Cross - also called a Battle Cross, Fallen Soldier Battle Cross or Battlefield Cross.

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VFW #3571 honors first responders
VFW #3571 honors first responders

The county's first responders received an annual "thank you" from the VFW on Monday.

The occasion, a banquet hosted by members of the Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Auxiliary #3571, was held in conjunction with Loyalty Day, which is officially observed on May 1.

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Register for building benefit golf tournament

VFW Post 3571 of Delta is sponsoring its fourth annual golf tournament May 21, with proceeds going to the new building in North Delta.

The tournament will take place at Devil's Thumb Golf Course and will include lunch, cart, silent auction and a prize of a car for a hole-in-one.

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Spaghetti dinner raises $1,464 for Cedaredge VFW projects
Spaghetti dinner raises $1,464 for Cedaredge VFW projects

Thanks to the generosity of 151 Delta County residents, and a few from Montrose County, All Saints Lutheran Church's benefit spaghetti dinner raised $1,464 for the Cedaredge VFW. This was the eighth annual benefit spaghetti dinner where each year 100 percent of the proceeds go to a selected organization in Delta County.

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VFW recognizes award-winning student writers

Six award-winning student writers of patriotic essays, including four from Delta County, have been recognized for their talent and effort as VFW District 11 winners in the high school Voice of Democracy and the middle school Patriot's Pen essay contests.

Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Auxiliary #3571 of Delta hosted the District 11 meeting on Feb. 14 where the students' awards were presented.

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VFW hosting its May golf tournament

Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Auxiliary are again hosting their annual golf tournament at Devil's Thumb Golf Course on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 21.

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Holiday airlift delivers food, toys to veterans
Holiday airlift delivers food, toys to veterans

Members of VFW Post 3571 in Delta and 784 in Montrose met an aircraft with three aircrew and over 1,000 pounds of food and toys for distribution to veterans in the Montrose and Delta area. The crew flew the aircraft to Montrose Regional Airport from Centennial Airport near Denver Wednesday, Dec. 23, as part of the annual CABA/VFW holiday airlift project.

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Support sought for VFW projects

Lee Marts VFW Post 3571 and its Auxiliary in Delta encourage all members of the community to help our local veterans. The post and auxiliary currently have two community-based projects going into the holidays.

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VFW, Scouts retire flags
VFW, Scouts retire flags

Saturday, Sept. 26, members of VFW Post 3571 and its Auxiliary honorably retired 50 U.S. flags at Fort Uncompahgre. Post commander David Rowland and Auxiliary president Jennifer Wright explained the process of flag retirement to the invited guests -- nearly 60 Scouts, their leaders and their parents.

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