Floyd Houston, story and photos:
Brownsville VFW Post 6937 was awarded all-state honors by the VFW Department of Kentucky at last week’s Department Convention in Louisville.
The selection as all-state is based on the post’s completion of 19 reporting requirements and participation in 33 performance programs. The programs look at topics such as veteran’s assistance, community activities, buddy poppy distribution, (the official memorial flower of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States), and membership.
This is the first time since the post was chartered in 1981 that it has been selected for All-State Honors. Most visible locally, the post conducts flag etiquette training each year for 4th Graders, conducts "Voice of Democracy" and "Patriot’s Pen" contests each year for students, helps veterans navigate the VA process, and conducts an average of 15 funeral honors ceremonies each year.
Commander Vincent credits the hard work and dedication of all Post members for this recognition. The post meets on the third Monday of each month at the Brownsville Library at 6 pm. Veterans who have been awarded an overseas campaign medal are eligible for membership.