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William Thien, the national commander in chief of Veterans of Foreign Wars, salutes the welcoming honor guard of the Bemidji VFW during his visit Thursday. Malachi Petersen | Bemidji Pioneer

National VFW commander visits Bemidji: Thien praises local members for continued support of veterans, current military members

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BEMIDJI-- Veterans stood at attention Wednesday as the top brass of the Veterans of Foreign Wars visited Bemidji.

William Thien, the national commander in chief of the VFW, accompanied by Frank Presfield, the state commander, visited the Bemidji American Legion to visit with veterans about pressing issues that are currently being faced by the organization.


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