VFW National Home for Children
The VFW National Home for Children's mission is to provide children, youths, and families of veterans, active-duty military, and members of the VFW and its Auxiliary opportunities for growth and development in a nurturing community, and by doing so, serves as a living memorial to all veterans.
It was founded in 1925 as a place where the families left behind by war -- mothers and children, brothers and sisters -- could remain together, keeping the family circle intact even when their serviceman didn't come home.
Today's families face different challenges -- reintegration, post-traumatic stress, high unemployment and rehabilitation from battlefield injuries, among others -- and the National Home has evolved over our decades-long history to meet those changing needs.
From the Chaplain’s Pen …............................................Chaplain Al Lowe
Thanksgiving has passed, and I hope you had – and expressed – your Thanks. Around our place here n CenTex, we had children and grandchildren into and out of our place, and we ‘invaded’ several places. I wish to draw to your attention the Thanksgiving dinner we had at Post 4008, District 14. Lots of food, friends, families, deserts, -- and did I mention FOOD.
Now we head through December and all included.
First of all, and most importantly, this is the recognized celebration of our Lord and Savior. Without this event, December is just another month of a calendar. As you celebrate, remember the Christ of Christmas.
My calendar is getting overrun with events. We will go to the Temple Symphony this Saturday for the Holiday Concert. We have gone for several years, and it is exciting every time.
My wife and I both have a visit with our physicians. For me it is just a check-up. For my wife, it is to make an appointment for hip replacement surgery. This has been coming for several years, and now it is time. On the 14th, we will get with a couple of friends and go to the Mayborne Center for an annual Christmas Dinner. Just to keep things in perspective, earlier on the 14th, we will be washing dishes at a luncheon at our church.
I am making plans to visit a couple Veterans of Foreign Wars District meetings in December. My wife who is a sign language interpreter for the deaf will be participating in a cantata.
I am not sure just yet whether we will be going to visit our children, or they are coming to visit us. Will let you know next month!
Like I said, December is a very busy month. But of all the business, I praise God for Christmas – and for all our VFW families; never forgetting those deployed.
To everyone – MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Bible Verse Of The Month
John 8, Verse 31
"Then said Jesus to those Jews
which believed in him: If you continue
in my word, then are you my disciples indeed."
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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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