This past November marked the 90th year of service for Dixon’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 540.
Over nine decades, and through countless conflicts, the Horace F. Ortt Post has served our local veterans, their families, and the entire greater Dixon community.
Our VFW mission has been to be an advocate on behalf of all veterans, ensure that their service is respected, and honor their sacrifices. Like all VFW Posts, we have also striven to promote patriotism and service within our community.
To celebrate our 90th anniversary, Dixon VFW Post 540 would like to welcome every member of the public to an open house on Sunday. There will be a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., historical displays all morning, and a short speech at 2 p.m. After the speech, there will be an anniversary cake and general open house.
We would be honored to have you visit our post, talk to our members, and learn about the VFW. We also absolutely welcome the names of any service members and veterans whom we may be in a position to serve.
Please, come on out and help us celebrate 90 years of serving veterans and the Dixon community.
Note to readers: Tom Bushman is the post commander; Dan Ruckman is the senior vice commander; and Liandro Arellano Jr. is the junior vice commander.