On a warm, slushy winter afternoon, the Perham VFW Rasmusson-Schedowski Post 4020 received an award for 75 years of service.

Post 4020 founded on Jan. 14, 1945, celebrated its 75th anniversary on Jan. 14, 2020. State Commander Chad Solheid visited the local VFW Post Saturday, Jan. 25, to present a service award to the current and all living former commanders of Post 4020.

Solheid read aloud to the veterans from the letter of congratulations from Commander-in-chief William "Doc" Schmitz.

"It is an honor to congratulate you upon the occasion of the 75th anniversary of your post," Solheid read. "I send my sincere thanks and gratitude to all members of VFW Post 4020 for your outstanding record of service to the community, to veterans, service members, and their families, and to our nation for so many years."