Crothersville VFW recognized by town council

CROTHERSVILLE — Veterans of Foreign Wars is an organization that serves war veterans who as military members fought in wars, campaigns and expeditions on foreign land, water or air space.

It was congressionally chartered in 1936 under the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Veterans aren’t the only focus for VFW posts. They also give back to their community.

On Tuesday night, VFW Lewis-Schill Post 1083 in Crothersville was recognized for the ways it gives back by being presented the certificate of appreciation for excellence in community service for November by the Crothersville Town Council.

The purpose of the award is to recognize a local resident, club, organization or business who is an outstanding citizen and goes above and beyond to give back to the community to help make Crothersville a great place to live.

“This recipient takes pride in giving back to our community,” council Vice President Terry Richey said during the presentation. “They generously give to Crothersville Community Schools, supporting our student-athletes, and donate to numerous community events, including the Crothersville Youth League, and award a scholarship to a Crothersville High School student each year.”

Post 1083 also assisted in bringing The Wall That Heals, a Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica and mobile education center, to Jackson County this past August.

“Only 32 cities in the entire country were fortunate enough to host this exhibit,” Richey said.

Before presenting the certificate to Commander Jon Tracy, Richey said, “Thank you for exemplifying positivity, dedication and generosity toward our community and serving our veterans, military and our community. For this, we are very grateful.”

Tracy received a round of applause while walking up to receive the framed certificate, and he shook hands with the three council members present at the meeting.

“Thanks a lot. We appreciate it,” Tracy said.