August 2016

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Post Commander's Message


Post Commander’s Message

Greetings Comrades and Sisters

We had a great July and I want to thank everyone for their support for all that the Post accomplished. We started the month off with a great 4th of July float in the parade with veterans from WWII to the present riding on the float. It was especially great to have our Adopt-A-Unit 4/3 Calvary, 1st Calvary Division Rear Detachment Commander CPT Eric Robles and family, First Sergeant George Bayer, CPT Joshua Bailey and SSG Daniel Kleiss on the ride with our comrades too. My hat is off to the decorating committee which made not only the float look great but the Post also. The decoration at the Post made the 4th of July Luncheon meal all the more delightful. We had a great turnout for the delicious meal and a great time was had by all.    

Another event this past month was our first responder’s appreciation luncheon on the 22nd.  This was an idea from our previous Commander Comrade John Pratt and his wife Mary. What a great idea and we want to thank everyone who came together so quickly and brought a dish to the Post luck luncheon. This was attend by so many which recognized and thanked all these fine people who everyday protect and serve us.   

 We continue to be a great part of this community and in supporting of others to include the many volunteer hours that some of you put in at the VA in Temple and at Ft. Hood supporting Veterans. Being part of the VFW means supporting the community we live so that others will see by our example and someday serve in the military as we have.  

We want to welcome our new member to the Post (Kimberly A Williamson) please introduce yourself to her and welcome her. I encourage you to come and participate in the many activities at the post this month there is something for everyone.   

Hope to see everyone at our next meeting on the 9th of August at 19:00 hrs. Thank you all again for your hard work and assistance in all we do here at VFW Post 4008.

Yours in Comradeship


Loy Dean Gardner II

Post Commander



From our Auxiliary

 Hello Comrades.

Auxiliary I want to first thank all of you for your continued support and hard work, you always

do such a great job and it showed as always on the 4th of July  float and luncheon.  I also want

to recognize your generous hearts for the first responder’s luncheon on the 22nd. The

decoration and food were excellent.  Hope to see everyone on the 9th at our next meeting.

Thanks again for all your hard work and time.

Until Next Month!

Auxiliary President

Jessica Kilgore


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