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Vets participate in annual convention
Members of VFW Post No. 8555 and Ladies Auxiliary gather during the state convention in Addison, including (back, l-r) Marvin Roemer, Molly Roemer, Edwin Dziuk, Leo Schneider, George Coffey, (front) Jesse Leon Gorden, Joyce Gorden, Pam Ortiz, and Edward Ortiz.
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8555’s retiring Post Commander Leo Schneider, incoming Post Commander Edwin Dziuk, incoming Senior Vice Commander Marvin Roemer, incoming Junior Vice Commander Edward Ortiz, incoming Quartermaster George Coffey, and Past Post Commander Jesse Leon Gorden attended the 2014 Department of Texas VFW Convention in Addison. Also in attendance were Ladies Auxiliary members incoming President Molly Roemer, Past President and incoming Conductress Joyce Gorden, and incoming two-year Trustee Pam Ortiz.
All of the meetings and activities were held at the Intercontinental Hotel, which allowed a very conveniently organized agenda. While there is much “sitting in sessions,” there is also much vital information dispensed for all the VFW posts in Texas.
Election of officers and voting on resolutions were held. Guest speakers included former professional wrestler Bill Hamilton and U.S. Navy Reserve officer and Republican candidate for Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office George P. Bush.
A special memorial service for the VFW and Auxiliary members who are no longer with us was held.
The Post members also assisted with District 20’s -- Post 8555’s membership district -- Hospitality Room.
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