Hoogeveen named All-American VFW Commander


Steen native Dale Hoogeveen has been named All-American Commander for his work in the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization.

Hoogeveen, of the VFW Post 1791, Chaska, is a district commander of VFW District 2 in Minnesota and is one of only 64 VFW district commanders worldwide to earn the title of All-American Commander, according to information from the organization.

To achieve this honor, district commanders must meet strict requirements in their role to include exceptional leadership, authentic accomplishment in membership growth and strong support of VFW core programs.

“The All-American commanders have attained this coveted title through outstanding achievements in membership growth and participation in VFW programs,” said VFW National Commander Brian Duffy.

“They are a fine example of VFW leadership. Their hard work and dedication to the mission and values of our organization has rightly earned them this great honor.”

Hoogeveen wrote about the honor in a recent edition of the Gopher Oversea’r, the news outreach for the VFW.

This is an organization of volunteers and we exist to serve veterans, their families and our local communities,” Hoogeveen said. “I offer my sincere thanks to the elected officers, trustees and chairpersons who will be conducting our business in the year ahead.”

Hoogeveen is the son of Art and Carol Hoogeveen, Luverne.

With nearly 1.7 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in almost 6,500 posts worldwide, the nonprofit VFW is dedicated to veterans’ service, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs. More information is available at www.vfw.org.

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