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VFW Post 334 named All-State

At the recent VFW State Convention James Hubbard (left) accepts the award for selling more Buddy Poppies than any other VFW member in Michigan. He raised $6,152.53 selling Buddy Poppies. The Post also received the award for selling the most Buddy Poppies of any VFW Post in Michigan. That award is held by VFW Department of Michigan Commander Kirk Kennedy. (click for larger version)
June 19, 2013 - Fewer than 10 percent of all VFW Posts are named an All-State Post and North Oakland VFW Post 334 has achieved that recognition for the fourth year in a row.

Post 334 was recognized as an All-State Post again for the 2012-2013 fiscal year at the VFW State Convention held recently at the Troy Marriott, according to Post Commander James Hubbard.

Hubbard was named to the All-State Commanders team and received a white cap, which was presented at the State Convention on Friday, June 7.

The award was presented to Hubbard by Thomas Tradewell, Sr., Past National Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Post 334 received a number of awards at the State Convention.

The Post sold $29,447.81 of Buddy Poppies, more than any other VFW Post in Michigan, and James Hubbard, Commander of the Post, sold $6,152.53 of Buddy Poppies making him the top seller in the state.

A National Recognition Award was presented to Hubbard at the VFW State Convention.

Hubbard will also be serving as the Post Commander for the 2013-2014 fiscal year of VFW Post 334

Post 334 received additional awards and recognitions including the VFW Michigan Department's award for its POW/MIA and Youth Programs.

Additional recognitions included certificates for support of Cancer Research, Hospital Program, Community Service, Gold Star and Blue Star Mother's Program as well as for the Post's participation in youth activities which included the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Young Marines.

North Oakland VFW Post 334 meets the second Thursday of every month at the American Legion/VFW Hall on East Drahner Road in Oxford at 7:30 pm.

The Post started in 1984 and members reside in Oxford, Lake Orion, Clarkston, Auburn Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Leonard, Metamora and Rochester Hills. For more information about joining veterans are encouraged to call Ernie Baker at 248-391-6933.

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