VFW District 1, Dept. of Missouri, held it’s District convention on April 13th, 2013 in Lawson, Missouri hosted by Lawson VFW Post 6278. The joint session of District 1 and the Ladies Auxillary was opened by Dist. 1 Cdr. Freddie Dunn at 11:00 am. During this session, Memorial services were held for all the departed comrades that left our ranks since the last convention. Following a catered lunch, Cdr. Freddie Dunn opened the regular business session. Commander Dunn covered many topics that concern many Post’s about completing the activity reports and membership. Sr. Vice Cdr. Ray Clevenger spoke about the plans that Gallatin VFW Post 2172 have for getting the Vietnam Memorial Travelling Wall to Gallatin in 2014. The election of officers for the 2013 -2014 term was held and the installation of the new officers was held following the election. Freddie Dunn was re-elected as District Commander and promised to continue doing all he could to help the Post’s of District 1.