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VFW Corps Members In Philadelphia, 1941

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The Biddeford VFW Corps members are shown here in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. The Biddeford VFW Corps traveled to Philadelphia to compete for the National Title of the Bicycle Safety Championship. Pictured from left to right are: Paul Martel, Ralph Lachance, Bill Martin, Robert Neveux and Jean-Paul Dorais. Since 1923 the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) has taken measures to promote safety in the communities where their members reside. Early on, VFW Posts began sponsoring bicycle safety clubs. In 1962, Posts started providing reflective stickers through the Lite-a-Bike program. When manufacturers began putting lights on bicycles, the reflective stickers were moved to backpacks and jackets and the program name was changed to Lite-a-Tike.

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