De Soto Veteran Honored by VFW for #StillServing

Michelle Cheesman, Neighbor - 6/12/2024

De Soto veteran Quincy Myrick is being honored for dedication to country and community in the national Veterans of Foreign Wars #StillServing campaign. The VFW #StillServing ( campaign recognizes veterans who continue to serve in their community after the military.

Myrick is #StillServing the local, district and state levels of VFW, holding various positions. Locally she is in charge of recording all the meetings. At the district she is the webmaster and trustee, and she reviews the community service activity and veteran service reports submitted by all the VFW Posts in the state. She enjoys mentoring other members so they can carry on the VFW work within their own community, assisting veterans in any way they can. She is in line to serve as senior vice commander of the state in June 2024 and in June 2025 to become the second female commander in Missouri, overseeing 175 Posts and 25,000 members.

Myrick is #StillServing because she believes in what the VFW does for veterans and the community. She believes in paying it forward for the veterans who will follow as those before did. She wants to ensure the general public understands what veterans have done for the good of the country, having sacrificed in their service in the military and now in the community.

According to the 2021 Veterans Civic Health Index1, veterans average nearly 30 percent more volunteer hours per year and outpace civilians by 15 percent in charitable donations. Additionally, nearly 40 percent more veterans belong to a group working on community issues and veterans are more likely to be registered to vote (7 percent) and have recently voted (6 percent).

Since its launch, 4.8 million people have engaged with the campaign through the website, videos and social channels. Additionally, 2,000 veterans have shared their personal stories of sacrifice and service, and the stories have been covered by more than 700 media outlets worldwide.

Building on a legacy of service that spans more than a century, #StillServing represents the heart of the VFW and its members and conveys what today’s VFW embodies. The VFW encourages all veterans to share stories on social media using #StillServing to show how they continue to answer the call to serve in ways big and small. In addition, family or friends are asked to use #StillServing in social media posts to honor a veteran in their lives who believes the spirit of service transcends military life.

The VFW urges Americans to visit to learn more about the campaign, make a shareable image honoring veterans in their lives, watch videos of VFW members making a difference and see a collection of user-generated content.