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NY Mills VFW celebrates 75 years, Awards ceremony set for May 1

Thomas J. Tradewell, Sr., national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, has announced the presentation of a Diamond Jubilee Award citation to VFW Post 3289 in New York Mills. The Post celebrates its 75th anniversary on April 28.

There will be 75th anniversary celebration along with a presentation of the award on Sat., May 1 at 8 p.m. at the Charles D. Center VFW Post 3289 in New York Mills.

There will be a silent auction from 4-8 p.m., chili feed at 5 p.m., pie auction at 7 p.m. and entertainment from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m..

"This is a very significant milestone for a VFW Post," Tradewell said in announcing the award. "This Diamond Jubilee Award recognizes dedication, determination, hard work and a lot of patri-otism. It recognizes 75 years of serving the needs of local veterans and their families along with service to the local community, and years of contributing to the strength, power and influence of our national organization. In presenting this award, I send my sincere thanks and apprecia-tion to the members of VFW Post 3289."

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is a nonprofit veterans' service organization composed of combat veterans and those who currently serve on active duty or in the Guard and Reserves. Founded in 1899 and chartered by Congress in 1936, the VFW is the nation's largest organization of war veterans and is one of its oldest veterans' organizations. With 2.2 million members located in 7,800 VFW Posts worldwide, the VFW and its Aux-iliaries are dedicated to "honor the dead by helping the living" through veterans service, legislative initiatives, youth scholarships, Buddy Poppy and national military service programs. Annually, the VFW and its Auxiliaries contribute more than 13 million hours of community service to the nation. For more information or to join, visit the organization's Web site at