Chaplain Corner - November 2017
November 1, 2017
From the Chaplain’s Pen………………………………………....………………… Dr. Al Lowe
Here it is November already. Now this is a very important month. Several Districts have their second District meeting in November. Election Day is November 7. Veterans Day is Nov 11. And Thanksgiving is November 23. There is a lot going on and a lot of moving parts.
First of all, I really recommend all Comrades of the Veterans of Foreign Wars to attend their District meetings. It is at these meetings where information is put forth, goals achieved or almost achieved, and mostly a great time of gathering of the Veterans and Auxiliary.
Second is Election Day of 2017. I think there are several local elections happening and to the Veteran, the election day is very important. It is election day for which we served. And it is the election of candidates and programs by which we exist. Get out and vote!
Veteran’s Day began following the “Great War,” showing honor to those who had perished in “the war to end all wars.” Only a generation later, a paper hanger in Bavaria became dictator in Germany with his evil eyes pointed toward being the “International Paper-hanger.” Then was Korea, the Cold War, Vietnam, and now the middle East. We gather on this day in remembrance of our fallen comrades who gave the ultimate sacrifice. In their honor, Veterans Day memorials will be celebrated all over the country.
In honor of our fallen Veterans, there will be a Veterans Day program at the Belton Senior Activity Center, 842 Mitchell Street, Belton on November 9 the reception at 8:30 and the program at 9:00 AM.
AND FINALLY, at the Harper-Talasek Funeral Home, 503 N Main Street, Belton, November 9-12 there will be a special roaming memorial for all our heroes lost to the War on Terror. This is open to the public over Veterans Day Weekend. See www.harpertalasek.com for times.
Bible Verse Of The Month
Psalm 6, Verse 2
"Have mercy upon me, O Lord;
for I am weak: O Lord, heal me;
for my bones are vexed."