VFW proclamation
Dunwoody Mayor Denis Shortal presents a plaque to members of VFW Post 10822 thanking them for their community service. (Photo Dyana Bagby)
Dunwoody City Council honored Veterans of Foreign War Post 10822 at its Feb. 22 by reading a proclamation and presenting members with a plaque.

The proclamation reads:

WHEREAS, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10822 was chartered in 1977 and currently has a membership of 146 veterans; and
WHEREAS, VFW Post 10822 supports all Veterans of oversees military action, their families and the community; and

WHEREAS, VFW Post 10822 holds the distinction of Post of the Year in Public Service for 2015, first place in all state competition, are closely associated with the American Legion Post in Sandy Springs, and

WHEREAS, VFW Post 10822 issued awards to several members of the Sandy Springs police and EMT units in 2014, provided a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Veteran’s Day ceremony and participate in USO fundraising drives; and

WHEREAS, VFW Post 10822 holds a Poppy drive each year, donating poppies in honor and remembrance of our fallen military personnel; and

WHEREAS,
all funds donated to VFW Post 10822 are used for helping the National Home for Widows and Orphans, POW/MIA, National Military Service (for those veterans who need financial help with their families, the “We Care Fund” for Veterans, and many other veteran support programs.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Denis L. Shortal, Mayor of the City of Dunwoody, do hereby commend VFW Post 10822 for their tireless work in supporting our Veterans, their families and the community and urge all citizens to honor and celebrate our Veterans for the contributions and sacrifices these men and women have made.