Credit needs to be given where due for success of convention


To the Editor:

It was certainly great to read the report by Liz King regarding VFW Post 4265 receiving a commendation for the recent convention held in Craig from the Colorado chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. It was unfortunate though that the article did not mention the leadership of Charles Watkins, who over a year ago instigated the beginning of the convention possibly coming to Craig this year.

At that time until just recently, Mr. Watkins was the local post commander and is still VFW District 9 commander. Mr. Watkins first checked with the hotels and motels to see if it was feasible. He then asked the post if they would support the convention coming to Craig.

With the post's approval he then asked the state for the opportunity to host the convention. This was an easy decision for the state VFW to make since no other posts had applied. In fact this convention will probably be the last convention held in a rural city since they are very labor intensive and expensive. The cost to the attendees will be much more in the future where the annual convention will be held which will probably result in less attendance.

It was also unfortunate that the article did mention "sour grapes" in connection with one complaint.


George Lewis,


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