Local VFW activities put on hold | TheUnion.com

Local VFW activities put on hold

All activities and privileges of the Nevada City post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars have been suspended until further notice by the VFW state commander, local VFW members said this week.

Nevada City Post 2655 was put on suspension in August by State VFW Commander David B. Norris, Nevada City Post Commander John Wood said.

The suspension comes after the Grass Valley chapter of the VFW was closed down more than a year ago because of dwindling membership, VFW members said.

Norris did return a call from The Union.

The Nevada City Post has 240 members, with 10 or 15 active participants, according to members who did not want to be named.

Recruiting younger veterans has become more difficult, while older members are dying ” a common problem with veteran’s organizations across the country, members said.

For the full report, read Wednesday’s edition of The Union.

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