Alton VFW Post 1308’s Ritual Team put out a call for donations earlier this year to raise funds for new uniforms and two of the men behind the effort say it was successful. A dinner held earlier this year combined with other efforts brought in enough funds to purchase 23 new uniforms according to Post Chairman Billy Hammon.
He says the support from the community was unbelievable.
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Hammon says the cost of a new uniform is $400 and that any surplus funding will be used to purchase uniforms for new recruits. He also adds that the uniforms will be put to great use as the VFW Ritual Team continues the tradition of honoring veteran’s of the United States Armed Forces.