Monrovia Chamber recognizes Commander Henderson during award dinner

Staff - 4/1/2022

Commander Floyd Henderson earned high praise Friday as the recipient of the annual Military Service and Stewardship Award presented Friday by the Monrovia Chamber of Commerce during its Chamber Awards at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.

Henderson has served VFW Post 2070 as its commander for the past five years and credited for distinguished service as a community leader.

"Throughout his tenure as commander, Floyd has distinguished himself as a leader for veterans and to the community with his daily commitment to selfless service and devotion to the cause,” Henderson’s peers wrote in a nomination form. "We are honored and privileged to put his name forward for this award.”

In addition to leading the post as its commander, Henderson is also a member of the VFW Post 2070 Memorial Team, which helps render the final salute to service members during burials.

Earlier this year, Henderson was recognized by the prestigious Military Order of the Cootie with an invitation to join its ranks, becoming just the second Post 2070 member to be bestowed the special honor. Fewer than 1-percent of VFW members are invited to join the Cooties.

Henderson gained VFW-eligibility through his service in Vietnam where he served in the United States Army as a radio operator. Henderson would later go on to become an electrician, before retiring and dedicating himself to Monrovia’s own veteran community.

The Military Service and Stewardship Award recognizes those who passionately work to assist either veterans or veteran causes and is presented by the chamber on an annual basis.