Alta VFW Post #6172 and its Ladies Auxiliary were presented with the Best of the Best award for their outstanding support of the men and women in the armed forces and their exemplary participation in the VFW Adopt-a-Unit program.
"Your willingness to step forward and honor those serving to protect our freedoms embodies the very spirit and purpose of the VFW," the award read. "VFW Post 6172 and its Ladies Auxiliary has set an extraordinary standard for others to emulate and we are proud to recognize your post as one of Adopt-a-Unit's 'Best of the Best' and welcomes you into this elite group of VFW Post that have reported five or more different activities conducted on behalf of their adopted unit therefore, clearly demonstrating VFW's support before, during and after a unit's deployment."
The award was presented at the fall Pow Wow meeting on Sept. 15 at Tama.. The award was for adopting a Storm Lake unit and sending packages to other units.
If any local service personnel are overseas and the family would care to share their address, please contact Cathy Fisher, 200-1761 or send information to her at: 505 Johnson St., Alta, Iowa 51002