Citizen soldier recognized
During the VFW District 11 meeting in Cedaredge Sunday, Aug. 4, local patriot Cathy Meskel was presented a VFW national citizen soldier coin and a Kirk Rosa state commander coin for her tireless efforts to assist veterans here and overseas. Meskel is well known for sponsoring the Stars and Stripes Military Ball held Nov. 10. She is presently planning this year’s military ball to be held Nov. 9. Pictured with Meskel (center) are Linda Stahly, Colorado State Ladies Auxiliary president, Kirk Rosa, Colorado state VFW department commander, Deon Strain, VFW Post 9221 commander, and Jim Tarr, VFW District 11 commander.