Elm City veterans service organization seeking to be named—again—as a top post in the largest combat veterans organization in America.
NEW HAVEN, CONN. (Dec. 12, 2022)—A local veterans service organization has been recognized nationally for achieving 2022-2023 membership goals seven-months early.
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Commander-in-chief Timothy M. Borland wrote to the VFW New Haven Post 12150, “to congratulate you on having achieved the distinct honor” of achieving 100% in membership. Additionally, a membership streamer was enclosed and will be added to the post’s guidon at their January monthly meeting.
VFW New Haven Commander Charles M. Pickett said it is not uncommon for a VFW post to reach 100% in membership during the fiscal officer year ending in June. However, Pickett said achieving the award so early in the membership year is noteworthy as the the post is working hard on achieving All-American status for a third time in it’s seven-year history.
The All-American post award recognizes authentic accomplishment in membership growth and VFW core programs in the congressionally-chartered veterans service organization of 1.5 million eligible veterans and military service members. Chartered in June 2015, VFW New Haven achieved this honor in 2016-2017 and 2020-2012. As of mid-December 2022, VFW New Haven is the only post in the Department of Connecticut to complete all mandated VFW programs and leads the state in membership percentage (105.55%).
The VFW is largest, oldest, and most powerful war veterans service organization in America. Interested veterans can learn more about the local VFW New Haven post online (VFWNewHaven.org) or on Facebook (@VFWNewHaven).