Amy Lindsey | GC News-Gazette The new VFW Post in Leitchfield will meet at the Grayson County Government Building across from the health department on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

Amy Lindsey | GC News-Gazette

The new VFW Post in Leitchfield will meet at the Grayson County Government Building across from the health department on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

A new VFW Post has been installed in Grayson County.

On Aug. 15, Veterans of Foreign Wars Commander-in-Chief B.J. Lawrence approved the application for a new post in Leitchfield and they elected their officials during their first meeting on Tuesday night. The new VFW Post number is 12175.

Grayson County Judge-Executive Kevin Henderson has allowed the new post to hold meetings on the third floor of the Grayson County Government Building at 125 E. White Oak St. in Leitchfield on the first Tuesday of each month.

During this meeting, state Rep. Tim Moore. R-Elizabethtown was present and will be member. Moore served 34 years in the United States Air Force.

"I am excited to be a part of the new post in Grayson County," Moore said.

He also thanked all of the veterans and said, "I regret the shameless manner in which those of you who served in Vietnam and Korea were treated by our nation while you were in service and when you returned home. I have great respect for you."

Additionally, Moore presented Henry Thomas Crawford, a WWII veteran, with a Distinguished Veteran Coin for his continued service to veterans and to the community. He said the coin represents a lifelong devotion to serving veterans and the community they live in.

Crawford served for 18 months in France and Germany during WWII and has continued to serve the community and veterans through the VFW.

Officers elected during this meeting are as follows:

Post Commander Tim Hack

Vice Commander Leo Chisolm

Jr. Vice Commander David Craig

Quartermaster P.R. Webster

Chaplain William Allen

3-year Trustee James Lashley

2-year Trustee David Hammersley

1-year Trustee Ervin Moore

Adjutant Janice M. Hearn

Service Officer P.R. Webster

Two of the current projects the VFW is working on are scholarships for the middle and high schools. These are the Voice of Democracy and Patriot Pen Scholarship Programs. Members will be working with the schools in order to get the ball rolling with these programs. These two scholarship programs offer over $35,000 in total.