Decked out in patriotic colors, members of District 11 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) preside a district-wide meeting held on Nov. 3 in Cedaredge. From left are: Mike Stahly, Mathew Gallegos, Shauana Merrill, Michael Davis and John Loring.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) District 11 held its quarterly meeting on Nov. 3 in Cedaredge. Hosted by Grand Mesa VFW Post 9221, the district-wide event welcomed three dozen veterans from the region. District 11 encompasses the western Colorado counties of Delta, Montrose, Gunnison, Hinsdale and Mesa.

Presiding at the meeting were Mike Stahly of Delta who serves as District 11 quartermaster; Mathew Gallegos of Delta who is District 11 president; Shauana Merrill of Craig who is state guard VFW Auxiliary; Michael Davis of Hotchkiss who is District 11 commander; and John Loring of Cedaredge, a life-member of Post No. 9221 and past state commander who represented the state VFW.

The next quarterly District 11 meeting will take place in Delta on the first Sunday in February.

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