Saluting all our area Veterans

Post 6970 a History of Accomplishment

As the flags were being raised at the Poteet VFW Post 6970, Taps was played by Ricardo Ruiz during the solemn ceremony recognizing our Nation’s Veterans at the eleventh hour, on the the eleventh day in the eleventh month.

As the flags were being raised at the Poteet VFW Post 6970, Taps was played by Ricardo Ruiz during the solemn ceremony recognizing our Nation’s Veterans at the eleventh hour, on the the eleventh day in the eleventh month.

Accomplishments are not made overnight, in the early 1980’s, the National VFW was promoting All Life Memberships. Post 6970 decided to increase their Life Memberships. They increased their memberships to over the required number to be eligible to get a Life Member Charter, which was issued in 1985.

The Post members then decided to become an All Life Member Post. This goal was accomplished in 1992. At the time, Post 6970 was the only All Life Member Post in the state of Texas, holding this distinction for 3 years. Post 6970 has remained an All Life Member Post since 1992, making it the only Post in Texas, possibly the Nation, to have this distinction for 22 consecutive years.

Post 6970’s accomplishments don’t stop there; as of 1 Oct 2014 they are rated the #1 Post in Division One in VFW District 20 and the entire State of Texas. They are also District 20’s Post with the highest attendance to Post monthly meetings.

Not all Posts can boast of an Honor Guard; however, Post 6970 has an active Honor Guard. They attend funerals for members, members spouses and any veteran in the community whether affiliated with the Post or not. They also participate in the raising of the Flag on special occasions.

Post 6970 has over 200 members; however, it is not the number of members that helps a Post accomplish these honors, but a Post with members working together.


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