April 2018

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VFW National Home for Children - Who We Help

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Become a Life Member or an Associate Life Member and create a lasting bond between yourself and the mission of the National Home.

There are two types of membership:

1) VFW and VFW Auxiliary members and organizations are eligible to become Life Members. Life Members may vote for the trustees who represent their National Home District and approve any proposed changes to our bylaws and articles of incorporation.

2) Any individual or organization wishing to support the National Home’s mission can become an Associate Life Member. Associate Life Members do not have voting privileges.   

Both member types receive a membership certificate and wallet card. 

Life Member Pins can also be purchased for an additional $5. 

Life memberships can be purchased by using Visa, Mastercard or Discover Card.

*Please note that effective January 1, 2019, the cost to purchase a membership is increasing to $50 and will include a Life Member pin.


 From the Chaplain’s Pen ……….………………… Chaplain Al Lowe

We are now into April.  Personally, my birthday is past (72 Yrs), my anniversary is past (52 yrs), my wife had hip replacement surgery; and on the theological side of the month, the season of Lent, the Week of Passion, the crucifixion, death, burial, resurrection (Easter) is past. That certainly is a lot to consider for the first quarter of the year.

April brings with it several District meetings, most – if not all – will be concerned with the election of the officers that will lead us through the coming year.  And this includes the State Convention coming up in June!! I bring up the election of officers for two reasons. First of all, one must be present to vote for the Post and District officers, and second as a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, I will respectfully follow the guidance of the officers elected. Both are my right and both are my duty!

The VFW constitutes an organization of men and women who served in a foreign war.  I did in Vietnam and in Iraq.  But the VFW is always a “Good Neighbor” in nearly every county and city in Texas.  When the hurricane came through last year, many VFW Comrades served to help – and some remain helping.  When a tornado hits, the VFW are among the first on the helping field.  And there is more of the community involvement of the VFW.  I am especially proud of our work with students continuing their education through the Voice of Democracy and the “Take a Veteran to School”.  And I am especially proud when I see Comrades working at the various locations promoting Buddy Poppies.  And I am especially proud when I visit my brothers and sisters in the hospital, and many who read this note are among the hundreds who visit – and have been visited.  And for sure, who is not proud when we go to the burial of a Comrade and share this honor to a Comrade with many other Comrades from Posts and Districts.    

This is what we do.  And probably most of the activities listed are a result of our elected officers.  Thus, the importance of YOUR participation in your Post, District, and State Conventions. I urge all to be active in the overall program of the VFW – and in this case, being active in your Post and District elections.

Thanks again; and I will see you down range.


Al Lowe

Post 4008

District 14

State Chaplain

Bible Verse Of The Month

I Peters Chapter 5, Verse 7

"Call all your care upon him

He careth for you."


Prayer List

Dan Christman



 To See Post Calendar for April 2018 - Click Here

Continue to be respectful to all.  This is our Post and many have worked long and hard to ensure the enjoyment of all.  Continue to help and take care of the Canteen workers and show your Generosity to them.   Follow the rules and enforce them for the betterment of all. Thanks for the article on the next page. Please put your articles in the RED folder in the Canteen and I will pick them up weekly. This month's article is out of the VA Newsletter and a letter from a member.

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