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VFW Convention State Conference Under Way In Huntington

Reported by: Send eMail Rachel Tarr
Reported: Jun. 13, 2014 12:40 PM EDT
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Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia

Members of local Veterans of Foreign Wars chapters all over the state are in Huntington this week.

It's the 93rd annual VFW state conference in West Virginia. This year it's being held at the Pullman Plaza hotel. It gives members a chance to meet up each year and showcase their achievements for the past several months. They hand out several awards and hear from many speakers about the role of VFWs after more than 100 years, and how they have changed.

One speaker said the bottom line -- that they provide a place of support for all veterans, especially those who are just returning home from war.

"I want our folks in here to continue to be the shining face of those who care about those who are at war, and we want to continually remind America that we are there, and that everything that we do needs to be done for somebody other than themselves," said John Gwisdak, past commander in chief of the VFW.

Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito addressed the crowd Friday morning along with Medal of Honor recipient Hershel "Woody" Williams.



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