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VFW 9017 Ladies Auxiliary to celebrate 65 year anniversary Community invited to open house celebration

May 10, 2013

Norma Dittman, Fulda Free Press staff writer
Fulda’s Gerald Bodelson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9017 Ladies Auxiliary will celebrate its 65th Anniversary on May 14th. Celebration plans include an Open House which will be held at the Fulda Legion/Commuity Center beginning at 6:30 p.m. The public is cordially invited to attend and wish the members a Happy 65th Birthday! A light luncheon will be served including sandwiches, pickles, 65th Anniversary cake, punch and coffee.

Current officers for the VFW Post 9017 Ladies Auxiliary are President Sophia Hein, Treasurer Betty Czepa and Secretary Diane Kirchner.

The Auxiliary members recently received a congratulatory statement from the National VFW Auxiliary President Leanne Lemley and the National Secretary, Janet A. Owen. It states: “65th Anniversary Award presented to Gerald Bodelson Auxiliary 9017 for providing 65 years of patriotic and community service to America, we salute you. The dedicated efforts of all your members throughout the years have promoted the cause of freedom, assisted citizens in need and secured veterans’ entitlements. Our sincere thanks and appreciation for your commitment to the Ladies Auxiliary. “

There are a variety of duties that the Fulda VFW Post 9017 Ladies Auxiliary perform to benefit their chapter, their community, and veterans. Some of their present-day duties are providing United States of America flags for Fulda businesses and schools, placing flags at Fulda’s three local cemeteries,

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