April 2017

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VFW National Home for Children

VFW National Home for Children
Celebrating our 90th Anniversary.
Remembering our Past.

The National Home turned 90 on January 7, 2015. To celebrate, we are fundraising to renovate and update our museum. 

Since our founding in 1925, a great many memories have been made here by a great many veterans, children and families.

The current museum was developed by someone who grew up at the Home.  He was really afraid that the rich history of the Home would be lost and he also felt strongly that alumni coming back to visit needed a special place to reconnect.

What he didn’t anticipate was how popular his idea would be to the thousands of visitors the Home hosts each year.

So, he found a building with some empty space in the mid 80’s and six months later it was finished.  When we called to tell him our plans to renovate it, he was thrilled.  Choking back tears, he said, “I am so blessed because of that Home.  I’m proud the museum will be taking on a new life.”  

For the museum to take on this new life with new, modern exhibits that fill in the gap of missing memories, we need to raise $100,000. The goal is to have the museum funded by the end of the Home’s 90th year. Donors that give $1,000 or more will have their name placed on a plaque in the museum. 

Help us capture the memories of the childhoods, peace and successes found in the National Home’s past with a generous gift.

You can donate specifically for the museum. If you have pictures or artifacts that you would like to donate or loan, please call Sue at 866-483-9642 or email

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

So now March is torn from the calendar (and in my case) folded neatly and placed with the previous months of 2017. I do not know if March went out like a lamb, but that it simply went out. Now it is April with all the thrills of Spring, taxes, and school almost out.

Probably the most important thing on the civilian calendar is that April brings with it our opportunity to support the Federal Government and a host of other things with the paying of our taxes.  ((FYI-federal taxes were first collect shortly after the beginning of the Civil war, for both the Federal and Confederate governments)) With the help of a digital program, I completed and emailed my taxes in February. This year I received an $87 refund. My goal is to be with in $100 of getting back or paying. For the past several years, I have been within that goal.

However, I share with you one of the more serious scams happening today. I have received several phone calls informing me that my taxes are in the arrears and that the government is suing me for as much at $10,000.  Folks, if you are receiving any phone calls from anyone claiming to be the IRS, HANG UP IMMEDIEATLY! THE IRS DOES NOT MAKE THAT KIND OF PHONE CALLE – THEY SEND LETTERS. I do not answer any questions I am asked. I do not tell the person my name.  And I sure do not speak with them once I realize it is a scam. If you have any questions concerning this scam, you should contact the IRS yourself with your questions. But for sure, do not send any cash, check, or tell your credit card number.

April also bring with it the most important day for the Christian on the calendar – Easter. Resurrection Day is not a myth or story or a time to break the diet and eat too much candy. There is no bunny, chicken, or plastic eggs. I encourage everyone to participate in a Christian worship during Passion Week (April 16-22) and on Easter Sunday, April 23.

Remember to look after one another. Take care of your neighbor. Participate in your VFW Post activities.  This is well worth your time and effort.

 Bible Verse of the Month


John Chapter 8, Verse 12

"I am the light of the world: he

that follows Me shall not walk

in darkness, but shall have the light of life."


Prayer List

Dan Christman


To See Post Calendar for April 2017 - 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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