Announcement was exactly what VFW wanted to hear:
Over 7,000 marchers registered for grueling event
New regulations eliminate informal claims despite VFW opposition
Eligibility criteria for 40 miles calculation would change to driving distance:
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is a nonprofit veterans' service organization composed of combat veterans as well as active-duty, Guard and Reservists who continue to serve in harm's way. Founded in 1899 and chartered by Congress in 1936, the VFW is the nation's largest organization of war veterans and its oldest major veterans' organization. With nearly 2 million members located in more than 7,000 VFW Posts worldwide, "NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS" through veterans service, community service, legislative advocacy and national military service programs. For more information or to join, visit our website at www.vfw.org.