News Release

News Release
Immediate News Release

July 14, 2018

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Parkville, MO

South Platte Memorial Post 7356, Veterans of Foreign Wars in Parkville, MO announced today that they will be awarded two very distinctive awards from VFW Headquarters located here in Kansas City.  These awards will be presented to Post members during the VFW National Convention being held this month in Kansas City.

First, of the 6,400 Post World-Wide VFW Post 7356 is one out of 63 Post that will be recognized as a “National Outstanding Community Service Post.”  Their support to the Community, Youth Programs, and Veterans needs places them in this distinguished category.

(Pictured here is Phil Farris, Commander Tara Fajardo-Arteaga and David Ruse. )

Second, Commander Jeff Fox will be recognized as an “All American Commander” for the 2017-2018 Program Year.  Post 7356 is one of 197 Post Commanders world-wide that will receive this honor. An “All American Commander” must lead his Post with increasing membership as well as in completion of all the VFW programs like the youth scholarships of “Voice of Democracy” and “Patriots Pen”.  As well as “Teacher of the Year” and “Scout of the Year”. 

ABOUT THE VFW: The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is the nation’s largest and oldest major war veterans’ organization. Founded in 1899 and chartered by Congress in 1936, the VFW is comprised entirely of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. With nearly 1.7 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in nearly 6,400 Posts worldwide, the nonprofit veterans’ service organization is proud to proclaim “NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS” than the VFW, which is dedicated to veterans’ service, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs. For more information or to join, visit our website at or


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