It was a bittersweet day on Saturday, 16 February 2019, when Maryland Heights Post 6211 (MO) took their final steps in the Surrender of their Charter. With a long and rich history of over 70 years with several mergers in their original Charter, having aging Membership, being Homeless, and surrounded with 4 large Posts relatively close, they decided Dignity and Honor was required and essential for the Good of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
They had some critical Business to conclude as part of their Surrender and felt it best to make a Presentation to do so. They had 3 significant donations to make; to the District, to the State Veterans Officer Fund, and to the National Home. It was decided to hold this Presentation prior to the 12th District Meeting at Mehlville Post 2184. 12th District Commander Tony Laprocina introduced the Post 6211 Commander Ed Dean, State Commander Troy Williams, State Quartermaster Tom McLerran, State and District 12 Chaplain Deborah Halter, State National Home Chairman Marilynn Archuleta, Past State Commander Tom Mundell, State Auxiliary President Carolann Osterloh, 12th District President Betty Mitchem, representing Missouri Grand Cooties Mitch Mitchem, and the Members of Post 6211 in attendance. He then turned the Proceedings over to the lead of Commander Ed Dean. This Video gives the rest of the Story;