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Jerome V-F-W Celebrates Armed Forces Day With Free Chili Feed


By Jeff Gomske

Jerome, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Saturday marked Armed Forces Day and locals celebrated the holiday at the Jerome city park.

The Jerome V-F-W organized a chili feed to anyone who wanted to come by.

A service officer was on hand to help veterans in answering questions and help with claims.

One of the main goals of the V-F-W is to pay tribute to those who have served the country selflessly.

V-F-W Commander Post 3001 David Luper says, "It's just veterans helping veterans. That's what I want. I mean we're home, we've been overseas, you've done your duty, I've done my duty, and we're back home. Let's continue to do it. The fights not over and it'll never be over."

Many veterans have been home and don't know where to go for help or feel like they don't belong.

This is where the V-F-W steps in.

Helping homeless vets is also a priority.

In the last 6 months, they have helped as many vets get jobs and into homes.

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