Josh Graveen Nominated for Service to Veterans Award

posted on Friday, March 3, 2017 in Blog

We are proud to announce that Josh Graveen of our Stratford store was nominated for the Bob Munro Memorial Service to Veterans Award by the Stratford VFW Post 6352.


Josh volunteers with Post 6352 at fundraisers and events, including brat fries, Honor Flight breakfasts and the Edgar Gas and Steam Engine Show.


“I’m not a veteran, and I like to do what I can to support our veterans,” Josh said. “Volunteering with the VFW is the only way that I can help repay the guys for the service that they did for our country.”


Josh, whose father served during the Korean War, was made an honorary member of Post 6352 for his service to veterans.


“When they brought up the idea of making me an honorary member, I initially declined because I did not serve in the military, but they didn’t really give me a choice! I was honored to become a member.”


Josh has been with Riesterer & Schnell for two years as a Parts Representative since the company acquired Central Wisconsin Coop, where Josh was an employee for over 30 years.


Here is Post 6352’s nomination letter for Josh:


Bob Munro Memorial –  Service to Veterans Award Nomination


Josh Graveen exemplifies the spirit of the Bob Munro Community Award. He is a person over the years that will continue to demonstrate excellence in supporting patriotism in regards to veterans, active duty troops, their families and his community.


His father served during the Korean War period and he volunteers to work at the Stratford VFW Post 6352 monthly Steak feeds. He sometimes takes off a day of work to help out with our Brat Fries in the summer. Josh also helps out at the “Never Forgotten Honor Flight” Breakfast every year.


Each year for the last 8 years, Josh volunteers to work at the Edgar Gas and Stream Engine Show. His experience is well known as a fryer for the Stratford VFW and this event has become our Premier fundraiser for the year.


We at Stratford VFW Post #6352, know that it is an Honor and a privilege to nominate Josh Graveen for the Bob Munro Award for outstanding citizenship and he has demonstrated excellence in supporting our goals.

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