October 01, 2014

VFW waives first year dues for new members

LANCASTER- The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7275 is looking for new members returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq, among others. Those looking to be a part of the VFW would need to show paperwork proving that they did serve overseas.

Henry Mazurek, a member of the VFW, mentioned “99 percent of the time a ribbon is given designating they served overseas.” Currently, the post has about 135 veterans on the roster (not all of whom are active), but they’re always looking to have their numbers swell. The post is offering to waive the first year of dues for those that want to join.

Although membership is strictly for those that have served in a foreign war, the post also has an auxiliary for those that had a blood relative who served in a foreign war. Roughly 26 to 28 members make up the auxiliary.

“There used to be a ladies auxiliary, but the numbers decreased as the ladies got older and no one took their place,” said Mazurek.

The VFW is an important part of the community, not only helping out with fundraisers, but also providing crucial benefits to veterans.

“We do all kinds of community work, with the high school, the Lancaster cheerleaders, the Democratic Party, and Veterans of America, ” remarked Mazurek. And he’s just naming a few. This Sunday, Sept. 28, the post will be helping PETA with a chicken barbeque, which will take place at the post, 3741 Walden Ave. in Lancaster. Those interested can call the post at 681-8387 for details.

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