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VFW National Commander Statement

July 03, 2018


“An article in yesterday’s Connecticut Record-Journal depicted an individual, who last night resigned from a leadership position at a VFW Post in Wallingford, as a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan who continues to make disparaging comments via social media. The article also suggests that the VFW condones this type of behavior, which is entirely false. The VFW does not condone or tolerate any action that disrespects someone else. We have no tolerance for racism. Our nation is great because of the diversity of its people, and there is no place within this organization for a differing opinion. The VFW is continuing to investigate this matter and will explore every possible option as it pertains to this member’s actions.” — VFW National Commander Keith Harman